I would like to add a confirmation form that is presented to a user on node update/delete operations triggered through the UI.

Specifically, I would like the form to present more than two choices for the user. i.e. instead of Submit/Cancel I would Option A/Option B/Option C.

Is this possible?

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Yes. I was writing a huge response before regarding confirm_form in Drupal 7. I recommend you google and look at the examples module for confirm_form usage.

In short you probably want to:

  • use hook_form_alter to override the #submit or #action (or pre-pend to the list) the form will send to.
  • then you want to show a new form -- just like confirm_form does and do more logic in your custom confirmation form submit handler.
  • then redirect wherever using drupal_goto for instance or $form['#redirect'].

This may sound vague -- but the Form API can do all of this. You just have alot of learning to do. I have used confirm_form. I've made workflows for 8 Node forms to wizard through 8 Node add forms; and even made a "login" form fake login people from a login form completely overridden with a dropdown list of students on a Test server (to mock out users) using hook_form_alter().

Drupal can do all of this -- you just have to read the API and look at examples and experiment until you get what you want.

  • Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. So, I basically need to create a similar function to confirm_form but with multiple choices? Sep 10, 2013 at 23:29
  • essentially. also look at how confirm_form is linked into like the node delete operations in the default node.module file (or 1 of the node form files ... it might be node.pages.inc or something similar.
    – tenken
    Sep 11, 2013 at 6:06
  • "Drupal can do all of this -- you just have to read the API and look at examples and experiment until you get what you want." This. Yes. A hundred times yes. And Form API is one of the deeper parts of the Drupal pool in my experience :)
    – cdmo
    Sep 8, 2017 at 18:59

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