I am trying to print uc-auction bid table separately in product node template. I have printed the add-to-cart button separately like this in the node--product.tpl.php.

 print drupal_render(drupal_get_form('uc_product_add_to_cart_form_'.$node->nid, $node));

Similarly how can i print uc_auction form(uc-auction-bid-table-form) separately. I can't able to print like above for uc-auction because it doesn't have any nids associated it. Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

  • And what happens if you try to simply replicate your older solution and modify it for new problem?
    – Mołot
    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:32
  • please edit your question when providing codes :)
    – Mołot
    Oct 4, 2013 at 10:57
  • Just a comment here. I strongly recommend that you do not user drupal_get_form in the theme layer. It will have an impact on your site performance.
    – awm
    Oct 7, 2013 at 14:44
  • @arsenelupin: Then how do i print separately the add-to-cart form and uc-acution form. any suggestions?
    – Ram
    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:45
  • In a module use hook_node_load to add proper elements to the node object and hook_node_view to render the output. Look at the comment module and how it does it; namely comment_node_load and comment_node_view.
    – awm
    Oct 8, 2013 at 16:17

1 Answer 1


In your module which implements hook_node_view, to accomplish this, do something along these lines:

   function module_node_view($node, $view_mode, $langcode) {
      // Do business logic here like if these node should have the form then...
      $node->content['your_from'] = array(
        '#markup' => drupal_render(drupal_get_form('uc_auction_bid_table_form')),
        '#weight' => 10,
        // you may or may not need this based on your implementation : '#theme' => 'theme_uc_auction_bid_table',

Drupal 6: use hook_nodeapi

function modulename_nodeapi(&$node, $op, $a3 = NULL, $a4 = NULL) {
  switch ($op) {   
    case 'view':
      // Do business logic here like if these node should have the form then...
      $node->content['uc_auction_bid_table'] = array(
        // Try drupal_render if theme does not work            
       '#value' => theme('uc_auction_bid_table', drupal_get_form('uc_auction_bid_table_form')),
        '#weight' => 10,
  • Thank you very much. I'm also looking for option to render this form in block (in product node page). Is it possible? Have u tried anything like that?
    – pown
    Oct 15, 2013 at 6:50

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