I'm creating a webform with multiple pages. On the first page, I ask for "Name" (textfield), and on the second page, I would like to have a markup component that incorporates the value entered for "Name" on the first page.

I have tried using webform's token system in Webform 3.x and the new token functionality in Webform 4.x, as well as hook_form_alter(), all to no avail.

In regard to the later, in glue.module I defined:

function glue_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  if (preg_match("/webform/i", $form_id)) {

and the resulting array displays the "name" component value (from page one) as empty on page two.

Would someone please help me?

1 Answer 1


For one I would be wary of matching $form_id like that. It means you will be altering any webform you might add in future. Plus it is possible for other form id's to contain webform, for example webform_node_form, which is the node add/edit form for the webform content type. There is also webform_components_form, webform_component_edit_form and probably lots of others.

If you really want to regex it I would use webform_client_form_\d+

However if I wanted to do all webforms I would use hook_form_BASE_FORM_ID_alter(), like this:

 * Implements hook_form_BASE_FORM_ID_alter().
function hook_form_webform_client_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {


and to do just one webform I would use hook_form_FORM_ID_alter(), like this:

 * Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter().
function hook_form_webform_client_form_922_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {


Now for your actual question, you can accomplish this in form alter:

 * Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter().
function hook_form_webform_client_form_922_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {
  // If we are on the second page.
  if ($form['details']['page_num']['#value'] == 2) {
    // You can get the value via the submitted_tree using the field key.
    $name = $form_state['values']['submitted_tree']['name_field_key'];
    // However I would recommend instead using submitted.
    // The reason is that with fieldsets the submitted_tree gets more complex,
    // and also, users can change the field key (who knows why that's allowed)
    // so that is unreliable. The submitted array uses the webform field cid
    // so it won't change.
    // (1 is the id of my name field)
    $name = $form_state['values']['submitted'][1];

    // There are 2 main ways you can add the markup.
    // 1. If you actually have a webform markup component on the second page
    // and you want to set its value. This means you can control the field via
    // the webform UI.
    // I use check plain because this is data entered by the user and needs to
    // be sanitised. You could also use filter_xss() if the field might
    // contain HTML.
    $form['submitted']['markup_field_key']['#markup'] = '<div class="my-markup-field">' . check_plain($name) . '</div>';
    // 2. If you don't have a webform markup component and just want to add
    // markup in, you can do this, just using regular form API.
    $form['submitted']['my_markup_field'] = array(
      // Defaults to type #markup.
      '#markup' => '<div class="my-markup-field">' . check_plain($name) . '</div>',
      '#weight' => 10,

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