How best to target a particular form field in php [RESOLVED]

I’ve written a lot of PHP code but I’m new to manipulating Gravity Forms via PHP. I have a long form where I need to do quite a few things to particular fields, both when the form is loaded and when it’s submitted. One simple example is setting the default for a given field when the form is loaded. I’ve worked out that I can do the following:

//$year is established by earlier code based on various parameters.
foreach( $form[‘fields’] as &$field ) {
if($field->id == 6) {
$field->defaultValue = $year;

Is there a way to simplify this to single line, something that directly targets the field in question rather than looping through all the fields? Thanks!

Hi Amber. No, you will need to loop through all fields because the gform_pre_render filter is passed the form object. To get a specific field, you need to loop through it until you find a match.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

OK. Thank you for the speedy reply.