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How do I redirect users after they submit a form? I tried the following code, but it doesn't work. It says the route doesn't exist.

public  function submitForm(array &$form, FormStateInterface $form_state){
   $url = Url::fromRoute('/mon-profil/obtenir_document'); // == /node/1
   $form_state->setRedirectUrl($url);
}
  • fromRoute() takes the route name as the argument, not a literal path. – Kevin Oct 22 '17 at 22:18
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You are using the wrong method: Url::fromRoute() is expecting the route name, as Kevin said.
If you really need to use a path alias, which would allow you to change the redirect without editing your code (which would keep referring the same path alias), you need to use Url::fromUserInput() that accepts a path starting with /, which also include a path alias, if you remember to add a slash at the beginning.

As side note, if you want to redirect users using a route, you don't first need to get a Url object: Use FormState::setRedirect(), which accepts a route name.
Using a route (for example the one used by Kevin's example), your code would become the following one.

public  function submitForm(array &$form, FormStateInterface $form_state){
   $form_state->setRedirect('entity.node.canonical', ['node' => 1]);
}

In my example, I hard-coded the node ID, but real code would probably get it in a different way. For example, the module could create a node, store its node ID using the state API, and use the state API to retrieve it.

  • So i tried the 3 methods and they all worked: public function submitForm(array &$form, FormStateInterface $form_state){ //Method1 $url = Url::fromRoute('entity.node.canonical', ['node' => 1]); $form_state->setRedirectUrl($url); //Method2 $form_state->setRedirect('entity.node.canonical', ['node' => 1]); //Method3 (Won't work providing alias) $url = Url::fromUserInput('/node/1'); $form_state->setRedirectUrl($url); } – Abouhassane Abdelhamid Oct 23 '17 at 15:25
  • Just two notes: Url::fromUserInput() works also with path aliases, and with a route name you just need to use FormState::setRedirect(). – kiamlaluno Oct 24 '17 at 5:14
  • Indeed, i just tried it and it works with aliases too. Thanks a lot @ kiamlaluno – Abouhassane Abdelhamid Oct 24 '17 at 15:42
  • how would real code get the ID? – crash springfield Apr 4 at 12:22
  • @crashspringfield Creating a node and storing its ID or asking users to select a node? – kiamlaluno Apr 4 at 12:43
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You're getting that error because fromRoute() takes the route name as the argument, not a literal path.

Assuming you know the node id you want to redirect to:

$url = Url::fromRoute('entity.node.canonical', array('node' => $node_id));

You don't ever want to redirect to internal paths like that (in your question) because they are subject to change.

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