I have created a basic page with two buttons, "Yes" and "No". When the "Yes" button is clicked, it is directed to the webform.

Aim: When the webform appears, it displays a value from the table into a field.


  • Table name: Room
  • Field: Room
  • Data: Training Room

The Basic Page

Basic page appearance

The Webform

The Lettable Booking Form

I created a module for this functionality:


name = "Test presave"

description = "Retrieving data from table"

core = 7.x

package = Test



*Implements hook_node_presave()


function test_presave_node_presave($node)



    if($accessnode==20)//Lettable Room Booking webform


        $result=$db_query("SELECT Room FROM {Room} WHERE Room =:ln",array(':ln'=>'Training Room'))->fetchCol();




Am I using the correct hook?

Do I have to use the node api or the webform api?

Can you help me with this?


Rather do this:

Alter the button link to include a parameter:

<a href="./lettable-room-booking?captured=true">Yes</a>

In hook_form_alter, check for the parameter and set the default value(s):

function test_presave_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
    // dpm($form_id); // uncomment to get $form_id
    // dpm($form); // uncomment to get $form
    if ($form_id == 'webform_client_form_2') { // use dpm($form_id) to get your form id
        $param = drupal_get_query_parameters();
        if (isset($param['captured']) && $param['captured'] == "true")
            $result = ...
            if ($result) {
                $form['submitted']['room']['#default_value'] = $result; // use dpm($form) to get your room field
  • Thanks for your answer. What is 'room'? Is it the name or the form_key? – Joey May 5 '16 at 9:31
  • It is the form field name that webform gave my room field. Yours might be different. Use dpm($form['submitted']) to inspect – J. Reynolds May 5 '16 at 9:36
  • PS. to get dmp() you need Devel installed – J. Reynolds May 5 '16 at 9:54

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