When the textfield is left blank, a default value populates. But when a value is placed into the text field, that value should show on the front end. It currently does not.

I have admin rights to edit,view any pages. I have enabled everything for adminstartor roles under User Management->roles. Even then am unable to update a new value to that field. It is populating the default value.

  • Hi there, could you be more specific? Which field on which form are you trying to edit? Is it a configuration setting on an admin form, a node, or a form from a custom module? – Boriana Ditcheva May 8 '13 at 19:10

You can change the field default text in the field settings page of the content type, for example:


You need to change [your-content-type] and [your-field] by the real values on your drupal website.

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  • This does not answer the question. He does not want to change the default. He wants to figure out why data he enters is not saved in the database. – Triskelion May 8 '13 at 14:55
  • Maybe the question is not well explained and the title says "Override the default text field" so I am answering that. – rteijeiro May 8 '13 at 15:29
  • Thanks for your comments! Explanation of my quest:- A content type has a text field eg:-phone number the author is different for this content type. I want to edit the phone number field with my values. But when i give Eg:888(234) . It isn't taking my number, it s taking the default number which the author has. But i have admin rights for editing the fields but when i save it and see that content type am not able to see my number which i gave. – jessy May 9 '13 at 5:00
  • It's really weird. Do you have enabled content revisions or other modules related with content workflow? – rteijeiro May 14 '13 at 14:58
  • Hey i got it worked!. A small code change fixed this issue. I was unable to override my default value. So handled it by taking the values directly from DB when i enter it in front end! – jessy May 15 '13 at 12:57

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