Multi-page Forms in Drupal 6

Sun, Apr 4, 2010 - 11:14am -- Isaac Sukin

I recently did some work for a client that involved multi-page forms. Specifically, the client wanted a page where users could choose one of five forms, each of which had about ten steps with one question each. Users had to be able to move forward and backwards through the forms, with their data saved when they finished.

I knew a lot about working with forms in Drupal, although I'd never actually worked that extensively with multi-paged forms. But I did my research, and luckily there are some nice tutorials out there. However, most of these were specifically for forms with only two pages, or covered older versions of Drupal, or were crazy complicated. There is a great tutorial at pingVision which I unfortunately found after the fact, but this also doesn't cover a "back" button.

So, here's an example of what I came up with. It's a little clumsy, and there's probably room for simplification, but it works. You can move back and forward in the form and all of your data stays inputted without getting mysteriously wiped away.

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