I am trying to create an Automatic Registration with rules. Basically when a new asset is created a rule will kick off and create a new registration node with custom PHP but the new node is not being created. I don't see any errors in the reports. Here is the code:

$node = new stdClass;
$node->type = 'asset_event';
$node->title = 'Automatic Registration';
$node->[field_first_name]['und'][0]['value'] = [site:current-user];
$node->[field_asset_event_type]['und'][0]['tid'] = 791;
$node->[field_asset_additional_informati]['und'][0]['value'] = 'Event created by automatic registration';
$node->[field_link_to_asset_id]['und'][0]['value'] = [node:field-link-to];

Thanks for any help.

  • Is this field name a typo: "field_asset_additional_informati"? Also are you enclosing the value (Event created by...) in quotes? Jan 23 '13 at 15:10
  • FYI, there is an action to create a new node. I'd never do this in PHP unless I can't do in existing Rules actions. we use Rules to avoid making many tiny modules, right ?
    – AKS
    Jan 23 '13 at 15:13
  • @Topsitemakers No that's not a typo. I did miss the quotes but that did not work.
    – Brian
    Jan 23 '13 at 15:25
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    You can set fields with Rules after creating the node by fetching the node you just created, with "fetch an entity" ; then, set value... Jan 23 '13 at 15:36
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    Actually, you don't even have to fetch it, sorry ! When you "create a new entity" with Rules, it provides you the entity, already fetched in the "Variable" specified at the end of that action. You just have to "Set a value" then, on that entity. Jan 23 '13 at 15:59

In Rule:

  1. Create a new entity
  2. Of type Node
  3. At the end of your action, the "Provided variables" section will give you the label of the entity created
  4. Use that entity, already fetched, to set fields (with "Set a value") of that node.

Enjoy !


I did something like that, but I was on Drupal 6.

Anyway I can spot some strange things in your code. I will try to rewrite it as I believe it is correct.

$node = new stdClass(); //please note the ()
$node->type = 'asset_event';
$node->title = 'Automatic Registration';
$node->field_first_name['und'][0]['value'] = [site:current-user]; //field names without []
$node->field_asset_event_type['und'][0]['tid'] = 791;
$node->field_asset_additional_informati['und'][0]['value'] = 'Event created by automatic registration';
$node->field_link_to_asset_id['und'][0]['value'] = [node:field-link-to];

I'm not sure this qualifies as an answer, but I hope it helps a bit.

  • I appreciate the help but this did not work.
    – Brian
    Jan 23 '13 at 16:06
  • I suggest to install Devel module, create a node 'Automatic Registration' with the normal content creation with Drupal and inspect it with Devel. Then put in your code "kpr($node);" before node_save() function and compare the structure with the one before. Then fix the differences.
    – ermannob
    Jan 23 '13 at 16:17

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