I'm update user profile data via services 3 but I have a problem with user picture. I send user picture to my web site via services and it works:


But how can I pass this "FID" to the user update method ? Which is the correct parameter name ?




The file ID is stored in the picture column of the users table

Foreign key: {file_managed}.fid of user's picture.

So your payload to the update resource would look something like

  "uid": "123", 
  "data": { 
    "picture": "1078",
    # rest of user data
  • @keithm It'd make more sense if that column at least had fid in it somewhere I guess, but no, it's the picture column that stores the user picture file id – Clive Jul 23 '14 at 23:04
  • Nope. It does not works. All other data are correctly updated, but not the image profile. I have tried to add "data...." to { account : .....} but without success – ZioBudda Jul 24 '14 at 9:15
  • According to _user_resource_definition() the JSON you send should contain 'uid' and 'data' only - there's no 'account' variable involved – Clive Jul 24 '14 at 9:52
  • Clive: I have tried in all way without success. All parameters that I pass to update method works, the only with problem is "picture". I have tried to pass the same structure that I get via /user/X.json too, but always without success. – ZioBudda Jul 24 '14 at 13:22

The fid you pass there is just ignored. You have to write a bit of code in a module to save the fid yourself.

You can find code ready to be copy-pasted here: https://www.drupal.org/node/2471178#comment-9825329

Note: the picture_upload field is processed server-side but it won't actually work either because the file upload module looks at $_FILES and that'll be empty. The $user->picture fid will thus be set to 0 (current avatar, if any, will be removed).

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