In drupal 7: I have Answer content type and alter the form for that type:

function mymodule_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  if ($form_id == 'answer_node_form') {
    // disabling some fields (ie. #access title field to false)
    // setting defaults values
    // adding one hidden field (that shouldn't be inserted into database)

A when I'm trying to submit edit form, the process of PHP takes too much time and Apache restarts. Do you have any idea what is wrong? Maybe when I send the form, it shouldn't have any additional fields?

I could paste the code but I think it's insignificant.

  • I think you cannot simply remove the title. Try setting some default values using form_alter – niksmac Jun 1 '12 at 11:26
  • Oh, I just hiding the title $form['title']['#access'] = false; so it is still sending via POST – kobylecki Jun 1 '12 at 11:29

As @NikhilMohan says, you can't just remove fields like the title; they're required for validation. Event setting #access => FALSE has strange results in my experience.

What you could do instead, is set a value for the fields you're hiding, and change their #type to 'value'. That way the element will still exist on the server side, and validation/submission won't break.


$form['title']['#type'] = 'value';
$form['title']['#value'] = 'Some default value for the title';
  • OK, thanks for advice! I've implemented your solution, it is better, but my problem still exists. – kobylecki Jun 1 '12 at 11:39
  • OK, I've just figured it out that I should set #type to value in another field. And it helped. – kobylecki Jun 4 '12 at 8:40

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