I'm using D7 with Rules 7.x-2.7. I am trying to create a Rule that will email and BCC all users of a particular role when a node of a certain content type is created. I've added the event: After saving new content of type..., and the action: Send mail to all users of a role. What I'm now trying to do is pull in the user profile data to populate the email body. Something like:

Hi [user-field-firstname],

A new announcement has been released. Please log in to your profile and browse to http://examplesite.com/user/[user-id]/announcements.


I've been unsuccessful thus far. I've tried to add another action of Fetch entity by Id, but could find any decent selectors in the data selector. Any advice for me, please?

  • Have you tried the replacement patterns present in the Rules action page while creating the rules? Check the image drupal.cocomore.com/sites/default/files/blog_photos/… Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 9:13
  • I certainly have. But the only tokens I can see are those relating to site and node
    – maGz
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 12:10
  • Go ahead with Rules token but user object should be available by default. Can you post a screenshot? Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 16:49
  • Solved please see my answer below
    – maGz
    Commented Jul 7, 2014 at 18:26

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I might try the Rules Token module (if you haven't already). It might contain what you need



After breaking my head for a full day on this, I remembered something I read on a blog a while back about using views in Rules. So here goes and I hope this helps someone.

  1. Download and enable the Drupal Views Rules (drush dl views_rules)

  2. Configure and customize a new view with a Rules display as below:

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    with the row variables configured similar to:

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  3. Back in Rules, you will now see a new Add view loop method which can then be used as follows:

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I really hope this helps someone else. Note that I'm not using the Rules Tokens or Profile2 modules - just the Views Rules module. :)


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