Get value from another wordpress table

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By: FDM Digital
Created: 06/22/2018
Difficulty: Intermediate

Get value from another wordpress table

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Hi All,

This snippet can be used to get a value from another database table and insert it as the default value of a form field.

// Get Remaining Shares
add_filter('frm_get_default_value', 'my_custom_default_value', 10, 2);
function my_custom_default_value($new_value, $field){
if($field->id == 25){ //change 25 to the ID of the field
global $wpdb;
$user = wp_get_current_user();
$new_value = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT SUM(Shares_Remaining) FROM UserSummaryByYear WHERE user_name='$user->user_login'");
return $new_value;



  1. Change 25 to the ID of the field you want to insert the value into
  2. Change SUM(Shares_Remaining) to the name (or sum of) the column you wish to search
  3. Change UserSummaryByYear to the name of the db table
  4. This example checks the UserSummaryByYear table for the 'user_name' column and compares it to the users WordPress login. Edit as required.



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