I'm using Webform 8.x-5.8.

I've got a select box referencing some content. Of course, the numeric option value is passed. But when I reference submitted data with tokens, I just want to handle the plain text appearing with the options, but a concatenation of the text and the sequence " (NID)" is displayed instead, where NID is the content ID. An example with dummy code, names and values - just to roughly show what I suppose is happening behind - is following.

<select name="my_parameter">
<option value="80" selected>Some text</option>

By selecting Some text, "80" is passed.

My aim is displaying "Some text" picking it up from the submitted values.

Tried with [webform_submission:values:my_parameter] and [webform_submission:values:my_parameter:value]. Anyway I get Some text (80).

What am I supposed to do in order to get rid of that final NID in brackets?

Thanks in advance!


  • What is Some text? Is it the node title? – leymannx Sep 24 '20 at 9:02
  • @leymannx Yes, it is. – AppLEaDaY Sep 24 '20 at 9:26
  • It's not clear to me where exactly you are using these tokens, but when in custom code you could do \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('node')->load($nid)->label() to get the node title, where $nid is the node ID. – leymannx Sep 24 '20 at 9:40
  • @leymannx I'm using tokens to configure Webform. Supposing the text is the name of a course and the NID is the id of the related content. I have to configure Webform in order to send a message telling something like "You applied for This Course". So far I got something like "You applied for This Course (80)", where "80" is the nid of the content (a course edition with dates). I didn't ask for that concatenation. – AppLEaDaY Sep 24 '20 at 9:56
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    @leymannx, many thanks! [webform_submission:values:ELEMENT_KEY:entity:title] did the trick! :-) For the sake of completeness, I didn't try [webform_submission:values:ELEMENT_KEY:0:entity:title] - I felt like I can stop since the previous did work. As for the previous suggestions: [webform_submission:values:ELEMENT_KEY:clear] did not work, and I didn't try with "raw" since I remembered I already did in vain previously. I wonder anyway why such a concatenation turned out to be a default and, besides, why I could not find any track for the remedy. – AppLEaDaY Sep 27 '20 at 17:54

I scanned Webform's code base for [webform_submission:values: and eventually found the webform.token.inc file to list a number of Webform tokens from submission values. One of them being entity:*. And another being delta.

'<li>element_key:entity:*</li>' .

The 'entity:*' applies to the referenced entity
The 'delta' is the numeric index for specific value

And when I scan Drupal core's code base for :entity:title] there's [comment:entity:title]. When I scan for just :title] there's [node:title] among the first hits. Okay, with all that I'd assume it must work with either:


Or if it's a multi-value field try it with a :delta of 0 to ensure you only get the first referenced node's title.


Just found out for taxonomy terms it's :name at the end:


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