There are hundreds of users on my Drupal 7 website. I don't want to manually enter the birthday value for each user in their profile. Hence why I created a webform where the user puts the user's birthday.

This value should then after validation by the current user be stored permanently in the user's profile where I created an empty birthday field.

How do I pass the value?


2 Answers 2


Using the "Webform Rules" module, you should be able to have the Rules module react on an event like "Webform submitted". So create a custom rule using this Rules Event, and then add the required Rules Actions. Here is a blueprint of these Rules Actions:

  • Fetch Entity by id, of type user, using the uid of the user who submitted the form (= current user).
  • Set a data value, for the field of the user's profile where you want to save that birthday, where the value is the birthday entered in the form.
  • Possibly (not 100% sure) you may also want to add Save entity, to actually save that field in the profile.

Make it right before you make it better ...

But what about a user submitting the same form again, with a different value for birthday? If you don't want that to happen, you might want to add the Flag module like so:

  • Flag a user after submitting the form (using Rules), using some global flag.
  • Improve the 1st rule above, to add a Rules Condition to verify that the user has not been flagged yet.

PS: This answer applies to D7 ...

  • Thanks. This is a well round answer and it exactly suited my needs.
    – Vasmir
    Feb 10, 2017 at 15:32

You can alter the Webform and update the user fields. You need to use form_alter hook for that. Added some sample code you can modify as per your need.

function hook_form_alter(&$form,&$form_state,$form_id)
        if($form_id == 'webform_id')
         $form['#validate'][] = 'hook_form_validate'; //function name
         $form['#submit'][] = 'hook_form_submit'; //function name

function hook_form_validate($form,&$form_state){
        // validate you dob field

function hook_form_submit($form,&$form_state){
    global $user;
    $account = user_load($user->uid);
          $edit = array();
            $edit['field_dob'] = array(LANGUAGE_NONE => array(array('value' => $form_state['input']['submitted']['dob']))); 
        user_save($account, $edit);

You can also take a look on Webform Rules module.

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