Drupal Commerce: How to alter the checkout form and how to add the custom validation
Commerce has its own API http://api.drupalcommerce.org/, that we have used it to adapt the checkout form to our requirements.
Description of the required functionality
In the billing information of an order we have added the fields “Request invoice” and “NIF/CIF” (ID). By default the field “Request invoice” is not checked and “NIF/CIF” is hidden and not required. When the buyer checks the field “Request invoice” the field “NIF/CIF” becomes visible and required.
- Adding the code that changes the field “NIF/CIF” when the user checks “Request invoice”. By using hook_form_FORM_ID_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id)
- Adding a callback to validate the form hook_commerce_checkout_pane_info_alter(&$checkout_panes)
- Adding the validation function commerce_billing_pane_validate(&$form, &$form_state, $checkout_pane, $order)
Step 1. Adding the alter form to add the behavior of the field. field_request_invoice
Step 2. Alter the customer_profile_billing panel to add the callback to the validation function
Step 3. Adding the custom validation function
Now, the billing panel in the checkout form shows this
We hope this is of help. If you know another way to do this or you have another idea you can write a comment. Thanks!