I have been searching online for awhile and so far I have been unable to find any og functions that will give me an array or list of all groups a user is a member of. Does such a function exist? If not, is there a sql query I could run that would give me this?

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Assuming you are using Drupal 7 and latest OG you can use og_get_groups_by_user().

Get the group IDs of all the groups a user is an approved member of.

  • How can the same thing be done using Views Services Drupal 7 module? Apr 3, 2015 at 8:59
  • Can this be done with a view? I'm not sure how to use that hook or function to make a view.
    – Christia
    Mar 15, 2018 at 0:38

Although I am a big fan of og_get_groups_by_user(), sometimes a bit more control about what is returned with the membership data is useful.

Here's a starter query that'll get you all the group nodes a particular user is a member of:

$uid = 123;

$query = db_select('og_membership', 'ogm');
$query->condition('ogm.type', OG_MEMBERSHIP_TYPE_DEFAULT);
$query->condition('ogm.etid', $uid);
$query->condition('ogm.entity_type', 'user');
$query->condition('ogm.group_type', 'node');

$query->join('node', 'n', 'n.nid = ogm.gid');
$query->fields('n', ['nid', 'title']);
$query->condition('n.type', 'group');
$query->orderBy('n.title', 'ASC');

$rows = $query->execute();
foreach ($rows as $row) {
  drupal_set_message(t('Member of @group', ['@group' => $row->title]));

The user groups can also obtained by loading the user. For ex: $test_user = user_load(2); $groups = $test_user['og_user_node']; // returns all group ids of a user

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