I have requirement, which deals with Order placing. I am not using uber cart module or any other eCommerce related modules. I have created a new content type names 'order placing', now the client requires that the title field should be filled by users name which I have added in user registration form. The second requirement is that the 'order placing' content type has a serial number field, which has to be auto generated depending on the database values.

Any ideas how could I achieve this?


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You can use the Auto Nodetitle module along with the Token module for your title requirement. As for the second, you could hook into hook_nodeapi() if Drupal 6, or hook_node_presave() if Drupal 7, to populate your number field.

  • Thanks for the suggestion above, but for the second requirement I would need a hook function which I could use in template.php as the serial number has to be shown to the user. any ideas? Aug 5, 2013 at 16:37
  • I am pretty certain you would have to do this in a custom module, not a theme. But all this functionality is doing is populate the field programatically, so, whatever permissions you have on that field would be maintained.
    – Jimajamma
    Aug 5, 2013 at 20:41
  • thanks, I will give it a try, custom module is what I wanted to avoid but guess I have no other choice. Aug 6, 2013 at 11:41

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