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Custom fields not posting properly

  1. I have built a few custom fields that have multiple inputs (First, Middle, Last, Maiden Names). It is displaying properly, and as far as I can tell the naming convention looks right...however when the form is submitted the values in the fields are not being posted. I noticed that in the $form that I got from the gform_post_submission hook, that the input for the fields was empty, while the stock form[fields][inputs] pieces all had arrays listing the different input pieces within the field. What do I need to do so that the input will properly update with the fields I want in it?

    See below for the current html of how my custom field is being put into the page.
    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Edit: Additional Info:
    To put my custom field into the interface I use gform_add_field_buttons to put it in, gform_field_type_title to give it a title and gform_field_input to modify what it looks like. For the gform_field_input function all I do is create the HTML, based on the current form id and the id of the field to build the id's and names of all the html tags.

    <div class="ginput_complex ginput_container" id="input_3_3_3">
       <span id="input_3_3_3_container">
          <input type="text" name="input_3.3" id="input_3_3_3" value="test">
          <label for="input_3_3_3"> First </label>
       <span id="input_3_3_6_container">
          <input type="text" name="input_3.6" id="input_3_3_6" value="">
            <label for="input_3_3_6"> MI </label>
       <span id="input_3_3_9_container">
          <input type="text" name="input_3.9" id="input_3_3_9">
          <label for="input_3_3_9"> Last </label>
       <span id="input_3_3_12_container">
          <input type="text" name="input_3.12" id="input_3_3_12">
          <label for="input_3_3_12"> Maiden </label>
    Posted 4 years ago on Thursday January 5, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I got it, after crawling through the source code I found a hook that is not mentioned in the documentation!
    For all those having the same issue, you need to define all inputs in the new field with javascript in a case that is buried in the source code. Luckily there is a hook, which can be implemented as I show below:

    add_filter('gform_editor_js_set_default_values', 'add_custom_default_values');
    function add_custom_default_values () {
       case "multi_input_field" :
          field.inputs = [  new Input( + 0.1, '<?php echo esc_js(__("First", "gravityforms")); ?>');
                                 new Input( + 0.2, '<?php echo esc_js(__("Second", "gravityforms")); ?>');
                                 new Input( + 0.3, '<?php echo esc_js(__("Third", "gravityforms")); ?>');
    <?php } ?>
    Posted 4 years ago on Friday January 6, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Thank you for posting your solution.

    Posted 4 years ago on Tuesday January 10, 2012 | Permalink

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