I need to retrieve the rid to assign the 'student' role part of an og group.

I found this post in regards to user roles How do I find the role id from role name?

$rid = array_search('student', user_roles());
og_role_grant('node', $id, $user->uid, $rid);

Is there also a function for og group roles?

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Found a helpful solution using a db query https://www.hashbangcode.com/article/load-drupal-organic-group-role-name

$roleid = db_query("SELECT rid, name FROM og_role WHERE gid = :gid and name = :name ORDER BY rid",array(':gid' => 14, 'name' => 'student'))->fetchAssoc();

Let me know in case there is any other or better solution, thanks!

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