I have a block that is rendering a webform programmatically however I want to change a field based on the node that it's appearing on. I'm performing this like so.

    $webform_id = 'contact';
    $current_node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node');
    $contact_form = \Drupal\webform\Entity\Webform::load($webform_id);
    $values = ['data' => ['contact_email' => $current_node->field_email->value, 'message' => 'test']];
    $contact_form_render = \Drupal::entityManager()
    return $contact_form_render;

It is able to render the webform just fine, however the supplied values for the contact_email field and the message field do not appear, even though they were supplied as a parameter for getSubmissionForm. I've used https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/webform/webform-cookbook/how-to-embed-a-webform as an example but I don't seem to see any discrepancies between my code and theirs.

Is there something wrong with how I'm supplying the values to the programmatically rendered webform?

UPDATE: I tried doing things in a more manual manner

$form_storage = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('webform');
$webform_submission = $form_storage
      ->create(['webform_id'=>'contact', 'data' => ['contact_email' => $current_node->field_email->value],'message' => 'testing']);

$contact_form_render = \Drupal::entityManager()

However I get the error

Exception: Webform id (webform_id) is required to create a webform submission. in Drupal\webform\Entity\WebformSubmission::preCreate() (line 586 of modules/contrib/webform/src/Entity/WebformSubmission.php).

Even though I'm explicitly setting the webform_id.

1 Answer 1


Did you try using the Webform render element documented at the bottom of https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/modules/webform/webform-cookbook/how-to-embed-a-webform.

return [
  '#type' => 'webform',
  '#webform' => 'your_form_id',
  '#default_data' => ['name' => 'Custom Name'],
  • Yep that worked. Would be kind of nice to know why the other way didn't work though.
    – Amy
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 17:11
  • 3
    @Matt, jrockowitz is right, building a render array is always the best option in D8. While doing this don't forget to add a cache tag for the node and a cache context, otherwise the block won't update when viewing different nodes: '#cache' => ['contexts' => ['url.path']],
    – 4uk4
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 17:55
  • The recipe can be updated and the first example should be removed.
    – jrockowitz
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 21:00
  • I like to render two forms at the same page. Any idee how to return the render array?
    – Justme
    Commented Jan 11 at 4:09

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