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I'm working on an event management framework where I want to have a set of event templates, and create events based off of those templates.

I'm trying to find a way to get at and store which template a newly created event was derived from but I can't quite figure out what to do.

I tried looking at both hook_civicrm_postProcess() (which has the template_id but not the new event's id) and hook_civicrm_post() which as the newly created event id, but doesn't tell you what template it was derived from.

Can anyone think of a way to find those two values at the same time so that I can put the data in a custom field on the new event?

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This is the reverse of what you're trying to do but might have the intended result:

Instead of populating the custom field after event creation, how about adding the custom field to your event template and populating it there?

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  • That's a good idea, I can see how that would work. But there's a second problem. I need to be able to programmatically fetch events with the api, but custom data doesn't filter events via api. I was planning on populating a Drupal field using CiviCRM entity 2.x, but to do this I need to be able to get at both bits of data in some hook or another.... – jackrabbithanna Jul 13 '15 at 18:22
  • i could get at it with: hook_civicrm_custom(), good idea on setting a value for a custom field in the template... – jackrabbithanna Jul 13 '15 at 18:28

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