i am fairly new to drupal , i have custom button added to one the content type edit page , when i click on that button i want to call a function but it seems like it is not calling function when i see the console i see drupa ajax error coming whenever i click the button . please let me know what i am doing wrong here .

function mymodule_form_node_program_edit_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  $form['apply'] = array(
    '#type' => 'submit',
    '#value' => t('Apply'),
    '#weight' => '9',
    '#executes_submit_callback' => FALSE,
    '#limit_validation_errors' => array(),
    '#ajax'                     => array(
      'callback' => 'button_test_callback',
    function button_test_callback(array &$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  echo '<script>alert("Welcome")</script>';
  return $form;

error i am getting :

Uncaught Drupal.AjaxError {message: "\nAn AJAX HTTP error occurred.\nHTTP Result Code: 50…\Core\DrupalKernel->handle(Object) (Line: 19)\n", name: "AjaxError"} message: "\nAn AJAX HTTP error occurred.\nHTTP Result Code: 500\nDebugging information follows.\nPath: /node/680911/edit?destination=/admin/content&ajax_form=1\nStatusText: error\nResponseText: The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Exception\HttpException: The specified #ajax callback is empty or not callable. in Drupal\Core\Form\FormAjaxResponseBuilder->buildResponse() (line 67 of core/lib/Drupal/Core/Form/FormAjaxResponseBuilder.php). Drupal\Core\Form\EventSubscriber\FormAjaxSubscriber->onException(Object, 'kernel.exception', Object)\ncall_user_func(Array, Object, 'kernel.exception', Object) (Line: 111)\nDrupal\Component\EventDispatcher\ContainerAwareEventDispatcher->dispatch('kernel.exception', Object) (Line: 227)\nSymfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handleException(Object, Object, 1) (Line: 79)\nSymfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 67)\nDrupal\simple_oauth\HttpMiddleware\BasicAuthSwap->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 57)\nDrupal\Core\StackMiddleware\Session->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 47)\nDrupal\Core\StackMiddleware\KernelPreHandle->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 106)\nDrupal\page_cache\StackMiddleware\PageCache->pass(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 85)\nDrupal\page_cache\StackMiddleware\PageCache->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 49)\nAsm89\Stack\Cors->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 50)\nDrupal\ban\BanMiddleware->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 47)\nDrupal\Core\StackMiddleware\ReverseProxyMiddleware->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 52)\nDrupal\Core\StackMiddleware\NegotiationMiddleware->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 23)\nStack\StackedHttpKernel->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 708)\nDrupal\Core\DrupalKernel->handle(Object) (Line: 19)\n"

1 Answer 1


You're using an D7 callback definition. It needs to be defined as a D8+ callback. So this:

function button_test_callback($form, &$form_state) {

Should be this:

function button_test_callback(array &$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state) {
  • i change to this still getting the same error , it seems the function button_test_callback is not getting called
    – vyshnavi
    Aug 24, 2021 at 18:13
  • I updated the code, it was missing a forwarrd slash, so you should try the updated code. Also, what file is button_test_callback() in?
    – Jaypan
    Aug 24, 2021 at 19:50
  • it is still not working , the button_test_callback is in the same file. i want change the value of node field when i click the custom button in the node edit form with out submitting the node edit form
    – vyshnavi
    Aug 24, 2021 at 21:02
  • "in the same file" <- What file is that?
    – Jaypan
    Aug 24, 2021 at 21:35
  • it is the custom module file , course_program.module
    – vyshnavi
    Aug 24, 2021 at 21:42

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