enter image description here Although selected contact has an address in his profile (But No Billing address). It would be useful to have a tick box saying "same as home/primary address", admin doesn't need to type in all the info again. Can anyone suggest how to do it in a quick way?

  • CiviCRM thinks you need a street address because some credit card companies require it; if your CC processor is one of those (I've never hit one myself), then omitting the values might fail submission. Aug 6, 2015 at 11:16
  • Thanks. But my point is how to prefill the address & name info in the billing block. As we can see from the form street address is mandatory filed for paypal pro.
    – Tapash
    Aug 6, 2015 at 11:22

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What version are you on - I just checked a 4.6.6 site & a contact with a home address (only) is getting the prefill - although if you change processor that form is not prefilling. (there is an open ticket about that )

  • Thanks Eileen, I am on 4.6.6. and you are correct it prefills the name & address data if I go from person's profile > Contribution > Submit Credit card contribution. it works, Even that person only has home/primary address & NO billing address. However it does not work if used the link from the left CREATE NEW> Contribution> Contribution (credit Card). Bug may be!!??
    – Tapash
    Aug 6, 2015 at 11:26
  • can you also please post the link of that open ticket you are talking about?
    – Tapash
    Aug 6, 2015 at 11:54

You can remove the requirement of those fields using hook_civicrm_buildForm() - see CiviCRM hook reference

Here's an example from a couple of years ago, although this was written for user-facing forms:

 * Implements hook_civicrm_buildForm().
function example_civicrm_buildForm($formName, &$form) {
  switch ($formName) {
    case 'CRM_Contribute_Form_Contribution_Main':
      $fields_not_required = array(
      foreach ($fields_not_required as $field) {
        $form->_paymentFields[$field]['is_required'] = FALSE;
  • sorry, if my question was not clear. I am not trying to avoid entering the address data, rather want to prefill from the existing address of contact profile.
    – Tapash
    Aug 6, 2015 at 11:28
  • The code above doesn't do what you want then, but perhaps you could build on it to pre-fill the data as you desire instead of changing the field's required setting. Aug 6, 2015 at 12:19

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