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We're using the apachesolr_search module on our site. (This is a site I inherited fully coded, so there's tons going on that I'm not intimately familiar with yet.) We have a search block that has been customized (see this post for details; we did eventually get the radio buttons to display, although in a really dirty, non-drupal way.)

I'm trying to get the form values on submit. Forgetting for a moment the radio buttons, I can't even figure out a way to get the value of the search box. Obviously it's getting passed to the solr search, but when I look at the Net panel in Firebug, there are no POST requests, only GET. In my submit function (which does run), I've tried print_r('$_POST'), echo $form_state['values']['search_box'] (where search_box is the element name of the actual form element), tried looping through $form_state and printing all key/value pairs... nothing. Not a single one of these returns anything.

Obviously there's a redirect occurring somewhere that sends the value of the search_box to the solr search module to build the GET request, but I can't for the life of me figure out where it's happening. I think in order to see the values of the posted form, I'd need to intercept the values before the redirect - how do I do that?

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Unless I'm mistaken, there is no redirect taking place. Instead the hook_search is used, which will pass the search params from the url.

  • That's the problem, though - what I really need to do is modify the URL, but I can't seem to get the values from the form itself. If I have three form fields, and all of them are filled out, there should be a $_POST somewhere that contains all three field/value pairs. There isn't. – EmmyS Apr 9 '12 at 18:17
  • No, search forms don't use the POST method. They use GET and hence the variables are in the URL. – Alfred Armstrong May 9 '13 at 14:23
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The redirect happens in search_form_submit() with this line:

$form_state['redirect'] = 'search/' . $type . '/' . $keys;

You can override it in a hook_form_alter() like so:

function MYMODULE_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  if ($form_id == 'search_box_form' || $form_id == 'search_block_form' || $form_id == 'search_theme_form') {
    // Alter the form if you need to
    $form['something']['#some-attribute'] = 'something';

    // Add a submit handler if you want to alter the redirect
    $form['#submit'][] = 'MYMODULE_search_form_submit';
  }
}

function MYMODULE_search_form_submit(&$form, &$form_state) {
    // Redirect to somewhere else if that's what you're after
    $form_state['redirect'] = 'somewhere-else';
  }
}

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