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Populate repeater from options page repeater custom fields

  • I have an options page using ACF

    This is the structure (OPTIONS PAGE)

    - specifications - group
    -- specifications_repeater - repeater
    --- specification_name - text

    so on the options page I added 3 fields and save


    Now I have another another custom fields set in pages

    - specifications - repeater
    -- specification_item - text (populate this fields based on the "specification_name" field on the options page)
    -- specification_value - text

    What I want and hoping that it populates whatever its in the options page, so it will populate automatically the fields ( Size, Colour & Range )

    I have this code below but it only populates “Colour” on all its fields, I think its pulling the last data.

    function my_acf_load_field($field) {
        $field['default_value'] = array();
        if( have_rows('specifications', 'option') ) {
            while( have_rows('specifications', 'option') ) {
                if( have_rows('specifications_repeater', 'option') ) {
                    while( have_rows('specifications_repeater', 'option') ) {
                        $value = get_sub_field('specification_name');
                        $field['default_value'] = $value;
        //$field['default_value'] = uniqid();
        return $field;
    add_filter('acf/load_field/key=field_5e86e1166f98a', 'my_acf_load_field');



    is the target field

  • You can’t do what you’re attempting. The default value of a repeater sub field cannot be different for each row of a repeater.

    What you need to do is load the entire value of all rows of the repeater.

    Step 1: Set up your repeater so that it must have at least one row. This will ensure that it will have a value after someone has updated a post.

    Step 2: use an acf/load_value filter, you will need the field keys of the repeater and the sub fields.

    // the field key of repeater
    add_filter(acf/load_value/key=field_XXXXXXX', 'my_acf_load_field', 20, 3);
    function my_acf_load_field($value, $post_id, $field) {
      if ($value) {
        // if this field has a value then it has already be updated
        return $value;
      // set up values of repeater
      if (have_rows('specifications', 'option')) {
        // initialize rows
        $rows = array();
        while (have_rows('specifications', 'option')) {
          // each row is a nested array using field key => value pairs
          $rows[] = array(
            // field key of the sub field
            'field_YYYYYYY' => get_sub_field('specification_name');
      return $value;
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