I used to run successfully the following custom PHP code in rules before a node is stored

$update_node = node_load($node->nid);
$lat1 = floatval($node->field_geo["und"][0]["lat"]);
$update_node->field_winkel_dorf["und"][0] = array("value"=>$winkel);

But now after a major update of lots of modules I get this error: EntityMalformedException: Fehlende Paketeigenschaft auf einem Element des Types node. in entity_extract_ids() (Zeile 7663 von /var/www/vhosts/mydomain/httpdocs/includes/common.inc).

I have no idea what changed....

Any help very very welcome.

  • 1
    why are you using node_save before node stored?
    – Aboodred1
    May 20, 2013 at 18:20
  • hhmmm... I have no idea. I actually don't really understand whats happening there but it used to work very well. But it seems the problem lies in th node_load command, sice I can't print_r($update_node);
    – Jo Pfeffer
    May 20, 2013 at 18:57

1 Answer 1


You need to remove the first line $update_node = node_load($node->nid); because nid does not exist yet in node object then remove the last line as well node_save($update_node);.

Also, replace each $update_node variable with $node which is available by rules module.

Your final code should look like the following:

$lat1 = floatval($node->field_geo["und"][0]["lat"]);
$node->field_winkel_dorf["und"][0] = array("value"=>$winkel);

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