I can create a list of profiles of a specific type. That works great. But what's stumping me is I need a view that has fields that pertain to a specific person. Say for instance you are on Bob's "personal" profile and there is a block that has information for bob's second "business" profile (or any other member's other profiles for that matter). How do I create a block for this profile with relative fields that only populates on demand?....

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Using Configuration

You can use the Views module to access the Profile2 fields.

Below is a quote from ltiong on Drupal.org regarding accessing fields from multiple profile types. The same process applies to accessing a single Profile2 type.

  • 5.1 create View (Show:User)
  • 5.2 add relationship, (User:Profile); give the Identifier a unique name ie 'MainProfile'; select a single checkbox for 'Profile type',
    in my case 'Main profile';
  • 5.3 add another relationship, (User:Profile); give the Identifier a unique name ie 'EducationProfile'; select the other checkbox for
    'Profile type', in my case 'Education profile';
  • 5.4 add Fields to view; select Profile2 field items; use Relationship dropdown in 'Configure field' to associate w/ correct relationship;

You can output as a Block, and use the Page URL to retrieve the correct user ID to load. (For your views context)

Using Code

You can use the profile2_load_by_user(); function to programmatically retrieve Profile2 data.

$profile_data = profile2_load_by_user($user->uid);

See also: profile2_load_multiple()

  • Thank you.... I'm a newbie... How do I implement this code... Wouldn't I need arguments, contexts, and relationships??? Sep 21, 2012 at 4:57
  • I added the configuration method from a post on Drupal.org. This should allow you to access the fields in a view that can be output as a Block. I will try to clarify if this is on the right track.
    – Citricguy
    Sep 21, 2012 at 11:26
  • I did the above and was able to get one block... but I need have any control over which content showed... it was always the first user I created no matter what I adjusted. I will try again and see... will report back in a couple hours if it worked or not. Sep 21, 2012 at 13:21

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