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I've altered users table and added two new fields directly using MySQL workbench

  1. first_name
  2. last_name

If we add new fields by config > people > site information > manage fields, it does not allow adding drop-down list. So, directly added using MySQL workbench.

Now I was able to alter user_register_form and added above two fields with validation. At the time of creating new user, the values of first_name and last_name gets stored in users table.

Now, how to get those two fields when user logs in?

i've used below code to print user object

global $user;
$user_full = user_load($user->uid);
print_r($user_full);

Any help would be appreciated, thanks !!

  • This is not the way to do it ! Use the entity module to add field to the user object just like you add field to a content type. When you create your field tick the "Display on user registration form." option. – pbonnefoi Jun 26 '14 at 14:31
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You can implement the hook_user_load() for this purpose

I have altered the user table with field "fname" , Now you can load this in user object with the help of hook_user_load() func.

function testing_custom_user_load($users) {
  foreach ($users as $record) {
     foreach ($users as $record) {

        $result = db_query("SELECT fname FROM {users} WHERE uid IN ($record->uid)")->fetchAssoc(); 

        $users[$record->uid]->extra =$result['fname'];
     }
  }

}

Just put this code snippet in any of your custom module file.

  • I want those fields in $user object, how it can be done and where should the above code placed ? – harnish Jun 27 '14 at 4:59
  • Answer updated, Please check. – TBI Infotech Jun 27 '14 at 13:47

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