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How to pass USERNAME to miniblock?

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I'd like to pass the current {$USERNAME} to a php miniblock I've created, is this possible and if yes, could someone point me in the right direction.

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Hello,

Symbols are only intended for use in templates.

In code you'd use normal ocPortal APIs. In this case:

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$GLOBALS['FORUM_DRIVER']->get_username(get_member())


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Cracked it. Took me hours to work it out but learnt so so much.

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Chris Graham said

Hello,

Symbols are only intended for use in templates.

In code you'd use normal ocPortal APIs. In this case:

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$GLOBALS['FORUM_DRIVER']->get_username(get_member())


Chris,

I've only just seen your reply, sorry.

I tried that and couldn't get it to work for me.

I ended up getting the user ID then querying the db for the members name which was great because I wanted to learn how to query the db OCP style.

I will of course check the above code out again to see where I went wrong.

Thanks for replying.

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Chris Graham said

Hello,

Symbols are only intended for use in templates.

In code you'd use normal ocPortal APIs. In this case:

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$GLOBALS['FORUM_DRIVER']->get_username(get_member())


Works like a charm, as you would expect. Goodness knows where I went wrong when I first tried this.

TQ
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