[drupal-devel] Storing arbitrary data for a user

Mark mark at nullcraft.org
Sat Feb 19 07:50:32 UTC 2005

Dan Robinson wrote:

> I have a small amount of persistant data I would like to associate 
> with a user and would like to avoid creating a new table to store it 
> in.  I have come across variable_get and variable_set - which is great 
> - but probably not appropriate for what I'm doing.  I've also seen 
> user->categories, but can't find any doco or info on what this is.
> Thanks,
> Dan

Try the $user->data array.  You should be able to insert your user data 

To see what's currently stored there (as serialized data):
  select uid, name, data from users;


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