I have user relationship, statuses and views installed. I created a view which shows "users online". I need to add a link to the view, that would allow other users to "create a relationship" with other online users via the view.

The user relationship I created is a one way relationship and there is no need for approval.

Thank you.

  • Hello. Is your problem on the link generation side, or relationship creation in code side?
    – Mołot
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 9:46
  • I have not done any custom coding. I assumed this was taken care of via the user relationship module. Based on your question, I believe I need help with both. Thanks.
    – seyi
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 12:17
  • Looks like answer below shows that 1) it is already partially provided by relationships (how did I miss that?) and 2) how to code missing parts :) Try it, but looks solid on first glance or two.
    – Mołot
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 12:22

1 Answer 1


Hope this will help you,

In Drupal 7, after configuration User relationship

  • Create a php field using views php module and after enabling, add below code in OUTPUT CODE within PHP tags.

      global $user;
      $opt = '';
      $requestee_id = $row->uid;
      $requester_id = $user->uid;
      if (user_is_logged_in()) {
        if ($requestee_id != $requester_id) {
          //for friend request button
          $relationships = user_relationships_load(array('between' => array($requester_id, $requestee_id)));
          if (empty($relationships)) {
            $opt = l(t('Add Friend') , "relationship/$requestee_id/request/2", array('html' => TRUE, 'absolute' => TRUE, 'query' => array('destination' => 'user/' . $requestee_id), 'attributes' => array('class' => array('ur-link add-friend-btn user_relationships_popup_link'))));
          else {
            foreach ($relationships as $relationship) {
              if ($relationship->approved == 1 && user_relationships_ui_check_access('view', NULL, $relationship)) {
                $opt = t('<span class="already-frnd">Friends</span>');
      print $opt;


  • 2 is the default USER relationship.
  • Requester ID - Who requested and Requestee ID - to whome the user is requested.

Make changes as per your requirement.

  • Thanks. I will need time to digest and implement this. (Not yet proficient at coding).
    – seyi
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 12:20
  • OK, ill give a brief explanation, user_relationships_load is a function which is used to load the relationship between requester and the Requestee. If relationship exist means there is a relationship between. If there is a relationship then outputting the FRIEND text else returning the ADD FRIEND link.
    – Inizio
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 15:19
  • For some reason, the actual code is being output. Am thinking its because nothing related to relationship is among the "available variables". Kindly assist further.
    – seyi
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 11:13
  • Hello, am still not able to get it to work. Please can you walk me through the steps? I added the above code as directed but did not get the desired result. Thanks.
    – seyi
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 4:22
  • First check the default relationship(friend) ID is 2 or not. Go to admin/config/people/relationships and hover edit link you will get the default relationship(friend) ID. And remove * from the "Add friend" link, I have given it for highlighting the default relationship ID. And also check the USER IDs($row->uid).
    – Inizio
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 5:48

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