[development] No last access?

Carl Mc Dade carl_mcdade at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 12 15:43:29 UTC 2007

No luck with that. Time code shown in database = 1171293946 timecode called by using the following

global $user;
$account = user_load(array((is_numeric($user->uid) ? 'uid' : 'name') => $user->uid, 'status' => 1)); 
print $account-access;


You see the trick here is that to see the printed time you have to login. Since  there is no  last login  stored the $object->access pulls thle only thing available.

What I have done in my module is store the time in another field so I have lastaccess and newaccess. Newacess is being constanly updated by the user object. But lastaccess only accepts a value from newaccess. When newaccess is updated the old value goes to lastaccess which is what I want to be able to use.

I could not find anything in the present core that does this.
 Carl Mc Dade
Web Developer


----- Original Message ----
From: John VanDyk <jvandyk at iastate.edu>
To: development at drupal.org
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 3:55:48 PM
Subject: Re: [development] No last access?

http://drupal.org/node/91786  "user_load() clarification"

>I can imagine the the global user might not have 
>the info in it... but if you do 
>user_load(array('uid' => $user->uid)); // <-- 
>$user is global user, you might get a hold of 
>it. Just shooting from the hip.
>Moshe Weitzman wrote:
>>Carl Mc Dade wrote:
>>>Well, I spent sunday evening being sick and 
>>>looking over last access functionality 
>>>historically as per Bérs advice. I looked back 
>>>to version 4.4 to 4.7.4. a found surprisingly 
>>>that Drupal has never really had a last access 
>>>functionality. It has had calculation code to 
>>>gather such information but nothing 
>>>definative. Strangely enough there has not 
>>>been too much call for this information so no 
>>>one has noticed.
>>This is all nonsense. The user admin page shows 
>>you last access for each user. And that number 
>>is accurate, so we must be collecting that info 
>>somewhere. Furthermore, access is easily 
>>available for all modules in the standard $user 
>>Fire up your debugger and you will see the 
>>writing of this infomation in sess_write().
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