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Background: I have a field colleciton containing two fields. This field collection is attached to a profile entity and its number set to unlimited.

I am currently retrieving this field from the profile form to use it a custom form.

I get the form array and it is displayed correctly, but when I click on the button to add another element, I got a popup displaying this error:

EntityMalformedException : Missing bundle property on entity of typefield_collection_item dans entity_extract_ids() (ligne 7663 dans /drupal_project/includes/common.inc).

Anyone have a clue or hint of what is going on behing the scene ? Maybe a solution to solve this issue ?

Update: the form I am making is a ctools multistep form. I am opened to alternatives such as Dave Reid's multifield.

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    Can you show your code please? Very hard to debug code without seeing code – Clive Aug 29 '13 at 16:12
  • Form API does not work well with full-blown fields... to bad I don't know anything better – Mołot Aug 29 '13 at 21:16
  • There is not much to be shown, it is just a profile form retrieved with drupal_get_form('user_register_form'). Then the field collection contains two term reference, but this is configured in the UI. – B2F Aug 30 '13 at 9:47
  • It must be a problem around field_attach_form_validate as the entity parameter is null, Surely got to override some handler/validation. – B2F Aug 30 '13 at 12:21
  • So I switched to multifield, because the overhead of field collection is quite hard to comprehend. Now I only got a problem when I need to dynamically add a field item to the multifield. Seems like it is because I am creating a multistep form with ctools and the form_state array isn't likely to be understood by field_form_get_state in field_add_more_js. – B2F Aug 30 '13 at 13:58
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So, I followed the answer in the other thread Clive linked and this did the trick:

  $profile = new stdclass();
  $profile->type = 'some_profile_type'; 
  field_attach_form('profile2', $profile, $form, $form_state, LANGUAGE_NONE);

EDIT: Well, this is fixing the issue because it enables the form to use its widgets. But it remains a problem, the button part of the array is passed in form_state as a value, and I have to delete it manually...

  • That's not exactly Form API - please either edit question title or include some words of explanation why it's good to choose different approach. – Mołot Sep 2 '13 at 11:51
  • yes you are right, although this is working, I will unmark it as accepted, so this stays opened if somebody find a better answer. – B2F Sep 2 '13 at 13:18

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