Using D8 to create a node based on a Webform named "White Paper". I have a hidden field on the webform named white_paper_title.

When creating a node based on this form, I've added the following in the Default webform submission data field, like so:

white_paper_title: 'something'

This works fine if I base the new node on Webform, and select "White Paper" from the list.

The problem is that it never works when I create a new content type based on the White Paper webform. When viewing the node in the browser, the hidden field is there, but the value is never plugged in. How do I get this working?


You can pass a field's value as a token to the webform.

You would need to add 'field_white_paper_title' to your webform node and then change the "Default webform submission data (YAML)" to

white_paper_title: [webform_submission:node:field_white_paper_title]
  • But will the [webform_submission] have anything in it before the webform is submitted by the visitor? – croceldon Jan 3 '17 at 16:23
  • The [webform_submission:node:*] token is not pulling data from the submission but the node that submission is being posted from. – jrockowitz Jan 4 '17 at 13:14
  • I still have the problem about why I can pass YAML to a node based on a general Webform, but not on a node based on my particular webform. – croceldon Jan 4 '17 at 16:23
  • Yep that is a bug. It took me second to understand that a custom webform was not working as expected. I created this issue drupal.org/node/2841583 on D.O to address the problem. – jrockowitz Jan 6 '17 at 12:53
  • This issue has been fixed. (drupal.org/node/2841583) Please download or checkout the latest dev release. – jrockowitz Jan 6 '17 at 16:23

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