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I am trying to retrieve the details of the last user who registered to the site. There is a similar question here: How to get the uid of a newly created user? but it assumes that the registration is also done programmatically, while I don't have any such assumption.

The only way I saw how to do it was to go to the DB directly (not recommended by basically every resource I read). Is there a way to do this through some other interface?

  • I don't know if there is a function offhand, but what is wrong with using a database query? You could also execute a View in code and use the result. – Kevin May 23 '18 at 15:51
  • It's just that everywhere I read, it says I shouldn't use the DB object unless absolutely necessary. Just trying to follow best practices :) – Ynhockey May 23 '18 at 16:18
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You don't need to query the DB directly, you can use an entity query:

$uids = \Drupal::entityQuery('user')
  ->sort('created', 'DESC')
  ->range(0, 1)
  ->execute();
$uid = reset($uids);

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