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  • Resolved fuchsws


    I would like to define “placeholders” in the default_value field which dynamically populate field values.

    So for example a field “company name” should be filled in with the user meta “company_name”. For this I could think about using the default_value for this field like “%%usermeta:company_name%%”.

    A custom functions then hooks into “acf/render_field” and replaces the “$field[‘value’]” with “get_user_meta(get_current_user_id(), ‘company_name’, true)” and clears the default_value.

    But, this is not working. The input value just stays empty.
    I’ve increased the priority of the action to max but still empty. It seems this hook doesn’t apply with acf_get_fields() your are using.

    hmmm, what am I missing here?

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  • Thread Starter fuchsws


    figured it out (I used the wrong hook):

    function my_acf_load_field( $field )
        if ( strpos($field['default_value'], '%%') === 0 )
            $default_values = explode(':', str_replace('%%', '', $field['default_value']));
            if ( $default_values[0] == 'usermeta' )
                $field['value'] = get_user_meta(get_current_user_id(), $default_values[1], true);
        return $field;
    add_filter('acf/load_field', 'my_acf_load_field');
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by fuchsws.
    Plugin Author fabianlindfors


    Great that you managed to work it out! I’m sorry for the late reply.

    If you have any other questions or problems in the future I would love to help. Just create a support thread. 🙂

    Good luck!

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