I'm using drupal 8 and webform module (multistep). In the webform submission settings, i enabled submit several drafts which adds the 'save' button for saving the progress. When the user logs out and logs in later on, a messsage to 'load pending draft' appears. In my settings, each user is allowed one submission. Is there a way to automatically load pending drafts without clicking on the link in the said message?

Appreciate any help given, thanks

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There is. When a user's saves draft a token gets generated. You need to get their token value.

$webform_submission = \Drupal\webform\Entity\WebformSubmission\WebformSubmission::load($sid);
$token = $webform_submission->getToken();

Then, you need to generate a URL like this

$draft_url = '/form/webform-name?token=' . $token

and on login redirect them to that url.

  • Hi, thank you for your reply, would you plz let me know where to place the code above? Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 13:20
  • @ram_griever well depends on where you want to do the redirect. Either hook_user_login or hook_user_view. PS: the code above is not all complete, you still need to query the db to get the $sid (submission id) that belongs to the currently logged in user.
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 13:26
  • Alright thanks, will try it and get back to you Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 8:48
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    hi, sorry for the late reply, i've figured it out without coding, it was in the webform submission settings, click 'limit users to one weborm entity' and then select 'authenticated users' in the section 'Allow users to save and finish the webform later' and that was it, let me know if it works out Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 20:26
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    in the basic settings, i've defined the 403 (login page) and 404 (the initial webform), plus the default front page is the webform intended Commented Mar 18, 2020 at 21:18

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