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I have a form element with #access = FALSE. I'm trying to set the value of this element during form validation using form_set_value(). This works when #access = TRUE, but not when #access = FALSE (although even then the change is showing up in $form_state['values']. I suspect later on in form processing the default form value is being used instead of the altered value in $form_state['values'].

How can I set this element's value during validation such that the correct value will be passed to the form submit handler(s)?

  • Just to make sure - you passed $form_state by reference (&$form_state, right ?). and make sure you set #value, and not #default_value. – AyeshK Jan 11 '13 at 16:07
  • I tried using form_set_value() for a form element with #access set to FALSE, and it works: The value the form submission handler finds in $form_state['values'] is the value set with form_set_value(). – kiamlaluno Jan 11 '13 at 16:50
  • Thanks for verifying this worked for you kiamlaluno. It's worked for me in the past as well. The problem must lie elsewhere... – mesch Jan 11 '13 at 17:07

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