I am trying to redirect users to a page on entity view. I am using RedirectResponse in hook_entity_view. But it is not redirecting to the desired page.

This is how I implemented this. After fetching my redirect url, I have passed it to RedirectResponse.

return new RedirectResponse($redirect_url);

Thank you

  • You should provide your code or some similar code sample. Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 12:27
  • First, review the change log here: drupal.org/node/2023537. Second, post your code. Third, ensure the code is being hit by debugging it.
    – Kevin
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 13:21
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    Consider implementing a request event subscriber instead, you can then look for a certain route and e.g. node type and redirect there. That's the only correct way to set a redirect response, sending them yourself in arbitrary code is discouraged.
    – Berdir
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 20:07

2 Answers 2


Thank you, I got it working. Don't need to return the object of RedirectResponse. It works like this.

$response = new RedirectResponse($redirect_url);


It works this way.


After filling in the prompts with Drupal Console after executing drupal generate:event:subscriber, and entering kernel.request when prompted for the event name, it's possible to add something like the following to the callback function that handles the event:

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\RedirectResponse;
   * This method is called whenever the kernel.request event is
   * dispatched.
   * @param GetResponseEvent $event
  public function kernelRequest(GetResponseEvent $event) {
    $request = $event->getRequest();
    $route_name = $request->attributes->get('_route');

    if ($route_name == 'entity.checkout.canonical') {

     // Create the destination URL, such as:
      $url = Url::fromRoute('user.register')->toString();

      // create redirect:
      $response = new RedirectResponse($url);

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