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$Id: README.txt,v 126.96.36.199 2010/07/19 14:17:57 fago Exp $ Rules Forms Module ------------------ maintained by Klaus Purer <firstname.lastname@example.org> This module allows you to manipulate/customize forms on your site with Rules. Installation ------------ The Rules Forms module ships with the Rules module - so copy the whole Rules directory to your module directory and activate the rules forms module. Warning ------- Most of the conditions and actions provided for forms directly work on the form structure generated by Drupal. However in Drupal 7 this structure is going to look different, thus an automatic upgrade of the conditions/actions using the form structure cannot be implemented. Therefore notice that you will have to manually update any rules making use of the Rules Forms support. Getting started --------------- This is a short usage guide to build Rules on you forms: * Go to the "Form events" page in the Rules administration menu (admin/rules/forms). * Select the checkbox "Enable event activation messages on forms" and hit the "Save settings" button. * Go to the form on your site that you would like to customize with Rules, e.g. go to 'node/add/story' to enable events on the "Create Story" form. * On the top of the page you see a drupal message with a link to activate events for the form, click it. * Confirm the activation by clicking the "Activate" button. * Go to the "Triggered rules" admin page (admin/rules/trigger) and click the "Add a new rule" tab. * Fill out the label, choose a form event by selecting one in the "Rules Forms" group and confirm with "Save changes". * Now you can add conditions and actions to react on the form event. Form element conditions and actions ----------------------------------- The Rules forms module allows you to manipulate single form elements, where you need the ID of the element. This guide shows you you how to find them. * Go to the "Form events" page in the Rules administration menu (admin/rules/forms). * Make sure that you have activated events on your target form, it should be listed on the page. * Select the checkbox "Display form element IDs" and hit the "Save settings" button. * Go to the target form on your site, where you will see the form element ID below each form element. * Copy the ID of the form element you would like to examine or manipulate, e.g. copy "body_field[body]" on the "Create Story" form if you want to do something with the node body textarea. * Paste this ID when you create a condition or an action which requires a form element ID.
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