I've created a module so users can insert a link.

When users will insert their link, i wish to add a suffix to the link.

For exemple : they will add a link > "www.test.com"

I want to be able to add to the link once they hit save "http://"

So the link will be http://www.test.com

When i do :

$form['attributes']['href']['#prefix'] = 'prefix';

I get : prefix

What's the best way to do it without using $form['attributes']['href']['#default_value']

Many thanks,

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As you want the suffix to be added when the save button is added you need to add a custom submit handler. In the hook_form_alter do something like $form['actions']['submit']['#submit'][] = 'mymodule_form_submit'; and in the submit function mymodule_form_submit save the value you want.

function mymodule_form_submit(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  $entity = $form_state->getFormObject()->getEntity();
  // Get the value of your field
  $my_val = $entity->get('field_name')->getValue();
  // Set new value
  $entity->set('field_name', 'http://' . $my_val);
  //Save the entity

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