I have written a single form builder and a form submit handler corresponding to that form.

What I have done is that I have rendered the form multiple times using for loop and then concatenated them into a single variable and then displayed it on a single page.

Each form has separate submit buttons.

But the problem is that whenever I press the submit button of any of the forms I am only getting the form that was built first in the form_state['values'] in the submit handler.

For now, I have made it work by taking the form_state['input'] which seem to have the correct set of values based on the form submit clicked.

I need the corresponding form values in the submit handler. How can I achieve this?

Is this some kind of bug or am I doing it wrong?

$form_markup = '';
  foreach ($ids as $key => $value) {
    $req_form = drupal_get_form('_request_form', $value, $key, $node);
    $form_markup .= render($req_form);

My form and form_submit

function _request_form($form, &$form_state, $value, $key, $node) {
    $form['name'] = array(
      '#type' => 'item',
    $form['submit'] = array(
      '#type' => 'submit',
      '#value' => 'Ask',
    return $form;

    function _request_form_submit($form, &$form_state) {

Any help is much appreciated. thanks.

1 Answer 1


You'll need to implement hook_forms(), so that you can create 'aliases' of your forms.

For example, let's imagine a form named 'message_form', that you want to include multiple times on the page. To do this, you append a unique number to the form name each time when calling the form:

$page = [
  'form_1' => drupal_get_form('message_form-1'),
  'form_2' => drupal_get_form('message_form-2'),

return $page;

Next, you implement hook_forms() to watch for form names in the format above:

function hook_forms($form_id, $args) {
  // Act on form IDs that match the pattern message_form-[NUMBER].
  if (preg_match('/^message_form-\d+$/', $form_id)) {
    // The key is the form ID that has been passed.
    $forms[$form_id] = [
      // The callback is the actual form definition to be called.
      'callback' => 'message_form',

Now each form being put on the page will have a custom form ID and therefore the system will know which form the submitted data refers to.

  • I tried something similar to this. Whenever the form hook was called I had assigned a unique value to the form_id but still it didnt work.
    – Bej
    Apr 24, 2018 at 11:02
  • This is how you do it. If it didn't work, you did something wrong. Did you implement hook_forms()? Update the original post with your code that is not working.
    – Jaypan
    Apr 24, 2018 at 11:33
  • I will update it when i try the method that you suggested. thanks
    – Bej
    Apr 25, 2018 at 4:20

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