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Working with $form object and $entry object

  1. How can I see what the $form object and $entry object look like? I'd like to output them so I can figure out what I need to do to readjust them to work with an API. My thought was to just stub them out for the function, so I'm not having to fill out a form every time I want to test it, but I can't seem to get them to work. I've tried var_dump(), print_r(), echo, etc and can't get the objects. Can someone provide me with what I would have for each $form and $entry. Thanks!

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Permalink
  2. var_dump and print_r will both work. How are you using them? I usually use print_r($entry) or print_r($form) in a gform_after_submission hook, to see what they contain. I normally write that information to a log file and then check that.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Here's what I've got going for a function right now, https://gist.github.com/4541295. I was trying to keep it simple, but this doesn't output to the error_log() for some reason.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Permalink
  4. I've never gotten that complex. I just do this, which works for me:

    <?php
    // this will work for form 150
    add_action('gform_after_submission_150', 'dump_variables', 10, 2);
    // generic logging function
    function dump_variables($entry, $form) {
        $logfile = '/var/www/htdocs/gravity/gravity_log.txt';
        $fh = fopen($logfile, 'a');
        $ebody  = "FORM:\n" . print_r($form, TRUE);
        $ebody .= "\n\nENTRY:\n" . print_r($entry, TRUE);
        $ebody .= "\n\nPOST:\n" . print_r($_POST, TRUE);
        fwrite($fh, $ebody);
        fclose($fh);
    }

    I called it $ebody at one point because I was emailing the data to myself. I just log it now.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Permalink
  5. OK great! That helps much easier than what I was doing! I'll see how far I can get now! :)

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday January 16, 2013 | Permalink
  6. Let us know if you need help. It was some quick and dirty rudimentary logging I set up a couple times, but it seems to work OK for debugging and getting at the exact format of the $form and $entry objects.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday January 16, 2013 | Permalink