I am here again with a problem! I want to make a form redirect usign a url with ids and somethings else as parameter, but when the code is executed something encode my url, so, if I put something like this $form_state['redirect'] = "page=$nid"; I get this in the url "page*%3D*123456789" %3D is the =$. So, how i have to do that? I tested with utf8_encode too.

Can I use a drupal_goto() inside a form? Why yes? Why not?

Thanks people!

  • When do you want to redirect a page? do you want redirection when the form submission? If so, you can use drupal_goto() on submit callback. Mar 20, 2012 at 17:34
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    @sathishkumar To redirect a form from its form submission handler, you should use $form_state['redirect'].
    – apaderno
    Mar 20, 2012 at 17:50

2 Answers 2


What you set in $form_state['redirect'] can be:

  • a string containing the destination, such as node/1, admin/reports/status, or user/1.
  • an array of arguments compatible with drupal_goto().

The examples shown in drupal_redirect_form() are the following ones:

  • This redirect the form to node:

    $form_state['redirect'] = 'node';
  • This redirect the form to node/123?foo=bar#baz:

    $form_state['redirect'] = array(
        'query' => array(
          'foo' => 'bar',
        'fragment' => 'baz',

In your case, if you want to redirect to page/$nid, you should use the following code:

$form_state['redirect'] = "page/$nid";

If you really want to redirect to page=$nid, then you should use the following code:

$form_state['redirect'] = array(
    'query' => array(
      'page' => $nid,
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    It might be worth mentioning that if destination is set in the URL query string then setting $form_state['redirect'] won't have any effect as Drupal will ignore it in favour of the destination arg.
    – Clive
    Mar 20, 2012 at 18:13

How to achieve,the below issue in drupal SAVE and NEW button.

If I want out of ten fields the top four fields of the same form to be pre filled again with the same data as I click on the submit button.

Thanks In Advance.

  • This don't answer OP's question.
    – Felix Eve
    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:36
  • As the matter of fact its not a answer of the above statements It's a query which i asked ......as the trailing above things are somewhat related to the same am asking about...... So, Only i posted over here Apr 9, 2014 at 5:44

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