I'm using below codes in Bartik theme.

I need to make: Value cannot be 4 in integer field_total

But dont know why not working.

function bartik_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  $form['#validate'][] = 'bartik_form_validate';
function bartik_form_validate($form, &$form_state) {
  if ($form_state['values']['field_total'] == '4') {
    form_set_error('title', 'Total cannot be "4"');

New added: clearing cache giving error:

Notice: Undefined index: field_total in bartik_form_validate() (line 161 of /var/www/dru7/themes/bartik/template.php).
  • 2
    Why not create a custom module and put all your custom codes there instead of using theme?
    – saadlulu
    Feb 25, 2013 at 14:40
  • clear your cache Feb 25, 2013 at 14:53
  • @saadlulu, This for learning purposes.
    – apasajja
    Feb 25, 2013 at 15:58
  • @neok, clearing cache giving error mentioned above
    – apasajja
    Feb 25, 2013 at 15:59
  • That is saying there is no value field_total, you need ensure that the form_state actually contains that value as field_total because it may not actually be named that Feb 25, 2013 at 16:05

1 Answer 1


The problem is that $form_state['values']['field_total'] does not exist.

First make sure that you have a field value called field_total.

Second try this code once you make sure you do $form_state['field_total']['#value'] to get the value of the field.

  • Of course I have field field_total
    – apasajja
    Feb 26, 2013 at 1:13
  • Changing the code still giving an error. Changing field name also not helps
    – apasajja
    Feb 26, 2013 at 1:28
  • try using $form instead of $form_state. like this. $form['field_total']['#value']. and show us the error you got.
    – saadlulu
    Feb 26, 2013 at 7:10
  • Use $form['field_total']['#value'] can stop the error, but it not works too.
    – apasajja
    Feb 26, 2013 at 12:40
  • var_dump($form['field_total']['#value']);exit(); on the first line of your function, copy and paste the result and show us. please!
    – saadlulu
    Feb 26, 2013 at 13:33

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