I am designing a site that has a variety of points in which I need to render "workflow" buttons that are used to send actions to an external application.
I used the form API to generate these buttons, and am using the #submit => option on my buttons to direct specific button types to custom functions. I am also using hidden fields to house data that I use to facilitate the action.
The problem I am having is that these buttons can and should show up multiple times per page, for different aspects of the application, and whenever I click one of the buttons Drupal attempts to submit all of the forms.
I guess what i am asking is, how can I have multiple instances of the exact same form on screen at any given time, and know with certainty that the submit buttons are only going to trigger actions for the specific instance of the form they belong to?
thanks in advance!!
So here is the crux of the problem - it appears that the getFormId needs to return a unique value, but I cannot figure out how to pass unique values into it.