Create an entry in another form query

By: Jon Stu | Asked: 03/20/2024
ForumsCategory: Code SnippetsCreate an entry in another form query
Jon Stu asked 4 weeks ago
In the knowldegbase for frm_after_create_entry
There is an example: Create an entry in another form#
See Below. Can I just ask how do I add another 2 fields from Form A (like 6614) to populate in Form B (6622).
I can\'t workout how to add them in.
Also, it says:
\'item_key\' => \'entry\', //change entry to a dynamic value if you would like
How do I make this dynamic, I would like \"entry name\" and the \"Created by fields\" of Form B entry to be the same as Form A.   add_action(\'frm_after_create_entry\', \'create_entry_after_submission\', 30, 2); function create_entry_after_submission($entry_id, $form_id){
if ( $form_id != 372 ) {//Change 372 to the ID of Form A
return;
} $form2 = \'373\';//Change 373 to the ID of Form B
//Get user
if (!isset($_POST[\'frm_user_id\'])){
return;
}
$user = $_POST[\'frm_user_id\'];
//get data
if (!isset($_POST[\'item_meta\'][6614])){ //replace 6614 with the field ID of the Form A value
return;
}
$new_value = $_POST[\'item_meta\'][6614];
//create entry
FrmEntry::create(array(
\'form_id\' => $form2,
\'item_key\' => \'entry\', //change entry to a dynamic value if you would like
\'frm_user_id\' => $user,
\'item_meta\' => array(
6620 => $entry_id, //change 6620 to the ID of the field you want to populate (in Form B) with the entry ID of Form A
6621 => $user,//change 6621 to the ID of the userID field in Form B
6622 => $new_value,//Change 6622 to the ID of a field in Form B you want to populate with a value from Form A
),
));
}  
2 Answers
Rob LeVineRob LeVine answered 4 weeks ago
You add id/value pairs to the item_meta array that's at the end of the FrmEntry::create command.
Jon Stu replied 4 weeks ago

Thanks this has worked!
I created some $newvalues above the FrmEntry::create command, and then added in the mapped fields after!

Jon Stu answered 4 weeks ago
This worked but I would like to amend this, to not create an entry in form b, if a field in Form A is set to "draft" I tried this but it errored out any ideas why my conditional draft code didn't work? add_action('frm_after_create_entry', 'create_entry_after_submission', 30, 2);

function create_entry_after_submission($entry_id, $form_id){
    if ( $form_id != 4 ) {//Change 4 to the ID of Form A
        return;
    }

    $form2 = '64';//Change 64 to the ID of Form B
    //Get user  
    if (!isset($_POST['frm_user_id'])){
        return;
    }
    $user = $_POST['frm_user_id'];
    //get data
    if (!isset($_POST['item_meta'][99])){ //replace 99 with the field ID of the Form A value
        return;
    }
    $new_value = $_POST['item_meta'][99];
    $value_email = $_POST['item_meta'][19];
    
   // Check if the specific field 994 value in Form A is not "draft"
        $draft_field_id = '994';
        $draft_field_value = $entry->metas[ $draft_field_id ];
        if ( $draft_field_value === 'draft' ) {
            return; // If the field value is "draft", do not proceed with creating an entry in Form B
        }

    
    //create entry
    FrmEntry::create(array(
        'form_id' => $form2,
        'item_key' => $value_email, //change entry to a dynamic value if you would like
        'frm_user_id' => $user,
        'item_meta' => array(
             996 => $entry_id, //change 996 to the ID of the field you want to populate (in Form B) with the entry ID of Form A
             877 => $user,//change 877 to the ID of the userID field in Form B
             995 => $new_value,//Change 995 to the ID of a field in Form B you want to populate with a value from Form A
             997 => $value_email,
             998 => $_POST['item_meta'][55],
             1000 => $_POST['item_meta'][106],
             1001 => $_POST['item_meta'][274],
             999 => $_POST['item_meta'][22],
             1006 => $_POST['item_meta'][991],
           
           
        ),
    ));
}
Jon Stu replied 4 weeks ago

Forgot to say it errors our at: $draft_field_value = $entry->metas[ $draft_field_id ];

Rob LeVineRob LeVine replied 4 weeks ago

Normally you'd want to identify what the error is as well, however, it's pretty obvious from the code that $entry is null, because you didn't set it. You need to execute $entry = FrmEntry::getOne($entry_id, true); before the line with the error.

Jon Stu replied 4 weeks ago

Thanks! This is great.

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