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gform_pre_submission hook not saving data

  1. HI there,

    I'm trying to use the gform_pre_submission hook to convert a date field into a different format.

    I'm using the following:

    add_action("gform_pre_submission", "pre_submission_handler", 10, 2);
    function pre_submission_handler($form){
        $date = $_POST["input_4"];
        $date = date('l jS M', strtotime($date));
        $_POST["input_4"] = $date;

    When I perform a vardump of the $_POST variable it gives the right info:

    ["input_4"]=> string(17) "Saturday 29th Jun"

    but it doesn't seem to save it. In the entries page the Date column is left blank.

    Any thoughts?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty

    It won't save because that field is set-up for a specific data type. If you tried to save your new date value in a hidden text field, it would work because that field would accept any values.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Ahh ok cheers David - got it working!

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday June 27, 2013 | Permalink

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