The following code is displaying the states, but when I click the submission button, I want to display the selected state and city. I am not able to display it. How can I achieve this?

$form['state1'] = array(
  '#type' => 'select',
  '#title' => t('State'),
  '#options' => $options_state,
  '#required' => TRUE,
  '#ajax' => array(
    'callback' => '_ajaxfunction',
    'wrapper' => 'divaroundseconddropdown'

$form['city_element_wrapper'] = array(
    '#prefix' => '<div id="divaroundseconddropdown">',
    '#suffix' => '</div>',

function _ajaxfunction($form, $form_state) { 
  $key = !empty($form_state['values']['state1']) ? $form_state['values']['state1'] : 1;
  $query_city=db_select('city', 'c');
  $query_city->condition('State_Code', $key, '=');

  $city_results = $query_city->execute();
  $options_city = array();

  foreach ($city_results as $city_record) {
    // This is correct.

  // Render city setting.
  $form['city_element_wrapper']['city'] = array(
    '#type' => 'select',
    '#title' => t('District'),
    '#options' => $options_city,
    '#required' => TRUE,);

  return $form['city_element_wrapper']; 

The following code is not working properly:

function form_test_form_submit($form, $form_state) {
  echo $prog_state = $form_state['values']['state1'];
  echo $data1 = $form_state['values']['city_element_wrapper'];

form_test_form_submit is called in php that's not displayed to user. Form is processed, it's values saved, and user is taken to desired page. Now you have 2 options:

  • In submit handler set$form_state['redirect'] to a page you like. Save values to a database. On target page read them and display.
  • In validation handler add markup elements with selected values, if you want to emphasize selection but leave user on a form.
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    i have tried but i cant get the value of echo $data1 = $form_state['values']['city_element_wrapper'];, please help me – Bala Krishnan Jun 6 '13 at 11:49
  • As I told you, nothing you output in submit will ever get displayed. Time to accept that, as that's the way things are. – Mołot Jun 6 '13 at 11:52

Form :

 $form['field_abt_aff_mainact'] = array(
'#type' => 'select',
'#title' => t('Main Activity:'),
'#options' => array('0' => 'select','1'=>'India','2'=>'U.S','3'=>'UK'),     
'#default_value' =>$rels,

Insertion to database:


foreach($form_state['values']['field_abt_aff_mainact'] as $value)
        $field_abt_aff_mainact[] =$value;

          -> fields(array( 'occupation_work_main_act'=>implode(',',$field_abt_aff_mainact),
          ->condition('main_incident_id', $inst_id, '=')

Display Default values:

To show default value of multiple select:

//Fetch values from databse 

       ->condition('main_incident_id',$inst_id, '=')

foreach($defautvalues as $default)
         $occupation_work_main_act[] = $default->occupation_work_main_act;

foreach ($resultsed as $rel)

Here, $rels array will be use in form API as default/selected value.

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