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Zebra Print Bikini & gform_pre_submission

  1. I need to take a text that the user inputs into a form, populate a hidden field and slightly manipulate the data prior to saving into the database.

    I want "Zebra Print Bikini" to become "zebra-print-bikini" in a different hidden field.

    I'm new to php. It seems if the 2nd field in my form contained "Zebra Print Bikini", I would I need to do something like this:

    $newVariable = str_replace(" ", "-", input_2);
    $newnewVariable = strtolower($newVariable)

    In Gravity Forms I think I need to use gform_pre_submission. If the hidden field I want to place the new variable in is the first field in my form, I think I'd need to do something like this:

    add_action("gform_pre_submission", "pre_submission_handler");
    
    function pre_submission_handler($form){
    $newVariable = str_replace(" ", "-", input_2);
    $newnewVariable = strtolower($newVariable)
    $_POST["input_1"] = $newnewVariable;
    }

    And, this goes in my bp_custom.php since I'm using BuddyPress?

    Of course, I tried this and it didn't work so I'm asking for assistance. Appreciate it!

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday July 11, 2011 | Permalink
  2. It's not all that pretty, but this is now working!

    add_action("gform_pre_submission_1", "pre_submission_handler");
    
    function pre_submission_handler($form){
    
    global $_POST;
    
    $VariableForceLowerCase = strtolower($_POST["input_2"]);
    $VariableSpaceToDashes = str_replace(" ", "-",
    $VariableForceLowerCase);
    
    $_POST["input_21"] = $VariableSpaceToDashes;
    }

    I struggled to figure out what the input_# was for the field I was working on. Any tip on easily knowing what the field number is?

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday July 11, 2011 | Permalink
  3. You'd get the field input # by inspecting the form markup and seeing what the ID is for that input.

    Posted 8 years ago on Monday July 11, 2011 | Permalink