On a node/add page I have a node reference. The widget type is "checkboxes" and I'm using the "View used to select the nodes" feature to show up to 5 checkboxes on the node/add page.

I would like to prepopulate a checkbox with the prepopulate module.

The checkboxes use this HTML name value:


Usually prepopulate works by adding this to the url, but it doesn't work in this case.


There is some info in the issue queue and I have also tried


How can I get it to work or what else could I do to preopulate those checkboxes?

  • I never used prepopulate module so i'm not sur about my answer. But i often passed a value on my form to my node reference on a module like this: $form['field_node_reference']["und"][0]['nid'] = array( "#type" => 'value', "#value" => $product->nid, ); Maybe try this path ?edit[field_tribe_content]["und"][0]['nid'] to prepopulate your checkbox – Epok Sep 22 '12 at 23:39
  • thanks, that didn't do it either. I think because of the checkbox widget the prepopulate module would have to add a checked="checked" to the HTML and not just modify the value. I don't think it can do that ... – uwe Sep 23 '12 at 1:07

Take a look here:

Prepopulate checkbox [#checked]

I have also been searching for a solution on how to do this.

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  • that patch worked for me – uwe Dec 14 '12 at 1:52

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