[drupal-devel] Storing arbitrary data for a user
steven at acko.net
Sat Feb 19 08:44:40 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.
> Try the $user->data array. You should be able to insert your user
> data there.
> To see what's currently stored there (as serialized data):
> select uid, name, data from users;
Custom $user fields will already be saved without modifying ->data
directly. In fact, custom fields that do not go into data need to be
unset explicitly in hook_user('save') to prevent this.
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