Using Drupal Existing Fields To Custom Form

What if anyone needs to use existing fields added from backend to a custom form?

After lots of research, I found a drupal hook which can fulfill this requirement. Please read below to add an existing field to your custom form.

Benefits of using field attached form

  1. Field will be generated automatically
  2. Validation will be performed same as admin side
  3. Store value is easy for the same

I have a field for ‘test’ content type, named Image (field_test_image).

Please find below how can I use my existing fields in my custom form. This is how I took my fields for my content type.

Below is code to use field attached form hook.

/** * 
Implements hook_form() 
function hook_form($form, &$form_state)
$entity_type = 'node'; 
$entity_info = new stdClass(); 
$entity_info->type = 'test';
$field = 'field_test_image'; 
//to attach test content type's field to the form 

field_attach_form($entity_type, $entity_info, $form, $form_state, NULL, array('field_name' => $field)); 
$form['submit'][] = 'hook_custom_submit'; 
return $form; }
 /** *
 Implements hook_submit() 
function hook_custom_submit($form, $form_state) 
$form_values = $form_state['values']; 
$node = new stdClass(); 
$node->type = 'test'; 
$node->field_test_image = $form_values[‘field_test_image’]; 
custom form

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