Created a content type and add taxonomy form in it using Inline entity Form module.

So, the rendered taxonomy add term looks like :

enter image description here

What I want to do is ADD CUSTOM VALIDATION to the "NAME" field.

I tried:

function hook_inline_entity_form_entity_form_alter(&$entity_form, &$form_state) {
  // $entity = $form_state->getFormObject()->getEntity();
  //   $nid = $entity->get('name')->getValue();
  $userInput = $form_state->getUserInput();
 // kint($form_state->getUserInput()['field_plan_features']['form']['inline_entity_form']['name']);die;
 // $form_state->setErrorByName('name', t('Term already exists in taxonomy blah'));

How it can be done.. please suggest some way.

1 Answer 1


I suggest you implement hook_form_alter(&$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id) function.

    function hook_form_alter(&$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id) {
      // Check if the $form_id is your node type add form.
             if ($form_id == 'article') {
                // Add a custom validation function. Example:
                $form['#validate'][] = 'custom_form_test';

Then you need to implement the custom function where you will put your logic.

function custom_form_test(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  // Get value of the field which use the inline entity form display.
 $tags_value = $form_state->getValue('field_tags');


See the screenshot of the $form_state dump and also with the field_tags taxonomy term reference values: enter image description here

So you can access all the values from the inline form display. For example to access name value:

$name = $tags_value[0]['inline_entity_form']['name'][0]['value'];

Just looping into arrays. Once you get the value that you want you cand restrict finishing the submision of a node by write a message error. Example:

                'The name is WRONG!'

Hope to help you!

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