I am using drupal 7, I want to add users having role 'R' to a OG group 'G'.

Is it possible to do that?

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Here's some code I've used, you can't add the role condition to EntityFieldQuery so the array needs to be filtered afterwards:

  $query = new EntityFieldQuery();
  $query->entityCondition('entity_type', 'user')
      ->propertyCondition('uid', '1', '>'); // skip the anonymous and admin
  $entities = $query->execute();
  $uids = array_keys($entities['user']);
  $accounts = user_load_multiple($uids);

  // filter the users array by role
  $include_roles = array('my_role', 'my_other_role');
  $filter = function ($value) use ($include_roles) {
        $isect = array_intersect($include_roles, $value->roles);
        return !empty($isect);
  $accounts = array_filter($accounts, $filter);

Then, to add these to your group having id $gid

  foreach ($accounts as $account) {
    og_group($gid, array('entity' => $account, 'state' => OG_STATE_ACTIVE));

Hope this helps. I think this should be doable in Rules, but I'm no expert in that.

  • 1
    Yes, seems you can make a Rule that gets run on "After updating an existing user account"/"After saving a new user account", set a "User has role(s)" condition and "Subscribe user to group" in the action. Don't know how to do that on all existing users in Rules though.
    – vjik--
    Jul 5, 2012 at 16:34
  • Thanks for the answer, but in which file do i add the snippet?
    – Shashank
    Jul 6, 2012 at 11:14
  • The quickest way is to use the Devel module to execute PHP on your site (do be careful with that and try it on a testing site first), or write a custom module (tutorial: drupal.org/node/1074360 ) and make a menu callback for the function that executes the code. For continously subscribing users that get role X into group Y it's best to use the Rules module as described - you wouldn't want to load and go through every single user more than once.
    – vjik--
    Jul 6, 2012 at 12:23
  • i am no good in using codes, but i will surely try to apply these codes.
    – Shashank
    Jul 6, 2012 at 12:36
  • Is this solved in any way? Can this be done with rules? Event: After saving a new user account, Condition: User has role(s)... but the action is a problem if you want to give that user an arbitrary group membership? (not from context but manually set the NID of the group).
    – Rosamunda
    Mar 16, 2013 at 4:09

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