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I've seen that it was possible to store custom meta data in Drupal 7 but I didn't find the equivalent for Drupal 8 ?

https://martsie.github.io/2015/03/04/drupal-how-to-use-user-data/

The data that I need to store is temporary user data that might differ from each users and it's not needed to put it as field (no sql query needed).

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You can use the user.data service

\Drupal::service('user.data')->set('mymodule', $uid, 'some_key', 'some_value');

You can then retrieve it with the same service:

$some_key = \Drupal::service('user.data')->get('mymodule', $uid, 'some_key');
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    The relevant changelog page - drupal.org/node/1852360
    – zerolab
    Jan 31, 2017 at 12:17
  • Does this get deleted by itself? or how would you delete it?
    – No Sssweat
    Jan 31, 2017 at 13:33
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    It gets deleted automatically when a user gets deleted or when a module is uninstalled.
    – Berdir
    Jan 31, 2017 at 16:09
  • I didn't know that about the module un-installation. That's good information!
    – Jaypan
    Feb 1, 2017 at 2:14

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