Is it possible to generate fields which are "grouped" together when marked as Unlimited? For example, a select field with label "What time do you wake up?" lets the user select the day of the week (Mon-Sun) then beside it an empty textfield to type in the time they get up. These 2 fields are "grouped" together. Then if they want to add another day of the week (Unlimited), the new field generates a dropdown menu and a textfield together all over again.

NOTE: No CCK please. I'm using Drupal 7 and it's already in the core.

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Try the Field Collection module. It's not stable yet (beta 1) but it looks promising.

  • I'll check it out.
    – enchance
    Commented May 14, 2011 at 20:44
  • Stupid question but how do I use Field Collection? I just installed it.
    – enchance
    Commented May 14, 2011 at 20:50
  • You can download the recruiter distribution to see how it's implemented. Other wise the field collections or like nodes (entities) that you can add to the actual node as a field for each collection. So, make a bunch of collections like they are their own node, then make a node and add the collections which are individual fields.
    – Adam S
    Commented May 14, 2011 at 21:01

I know the Drupal way to build a module that solves everybody's problems but I needed something a little more specific. Here is my business hours module. I made it with the Field API which is actually very easy to use.

  • IMO there is nothing wrong with a well written custom module that uses the API as intended. Thanks for sharing. Commented May 14, 2011 at 21:40

This is actuall a feature in CCK 3, which is in alpha for D6 but not yet available (as an "extras" module) for D7...

Shame, they should've had this by default.

Here is a discussion about modules that have similar functionality:


But Field collection seems to be the smartest choice for now.

  • While OP has specified no CCK solutions, it is nice to have them.
    – Isaac
    Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 15:39

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