I want to customize the default value for a filter in view through some custom code. I have tried the below answer and its not working for me.

if ($form['#id'] == 'MY_EXPOSED_FORM_ID') {
// Modifications go here.
// example: (change the field name to yours)
// $form['field_adv_cat_1_tid']['#default_value'] = 'All';


How to change views exposed filter default value

And I tried these settings also.

$form_state['input']['field_program_tid'] = '44';
$view->filter['field_program_tid']->value = "44";
$view->exposed_input['field_program_tid'] = "44";

Anyone help me in this?


1 Answer 1


you can try using hook_form_alter in your custom module.

     function yourmodule_name_form_alter(&$form,&$form_state,$form_id){
//print $form_id to get correct id of the exposed form
    if($form_id == 'views_exposed_form'){
      $form['field_program_tid']['#default_value'] = '44';
//you can unset "all" if you don't need it

  • Hi Thanks for the answer but I used contextual filter and its working fine.
    – elan
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 12:42
  • cheerio..thats also a clean way...
    – Deb
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 14:06

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