Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_search_critera_entry_limit_validation’ PHP action

The gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation Gravity Forms PHP filter can be used to modify the search criteria used to get the current entry count for the entry limit validation.


A generic example of how to use the filter:

add_filter('gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation', 'your_function_name', 10, 2);

To limit the scope of your function to a specific form, append the form ID to the end of the hook name (format: gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation_FORMID):

add_filter('gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation_6', 'your_function_name', 10, 2);


  • $search_criteria (array): An array containing the search criteria. See Search Arguments for accepted arguments.

    Example of $search_criteria:

    $search_criteria = array(
        'status' => 'active',
        'start_date' => '2023-02-01',
        'end_date' => '2023-02-01 23:59:59',
  • $form (Form Object): The form currently being validated.

More information

See Gravity Forms Docs: gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation


Add field filter

This example shows how you can filter the entries used for the limit count by a field or entry meta value:

add_filter('gform_search_criteria_entry_limit_validation', function($search_criteria, $form) {
    $search_criteria['field_filters'][] = array('key' => 'partial_entry_id', 'value' => '');
    return $search_criteria;
}, 10, 2);