Field Value replacement via Auto Action on every profile update/save?

1 week 14 hours ago - 1 week 11 hours ago #314257 by miervaldis
Hi, I can't seem to get Action Script working... Here's the scenario...

Every time a user saves changes to their profile, I want to update the values of two fields "firstname" and "lastname" with the current values of the fields "cb_role" and "cb_pseudonym", respectively.

On the Global tab, for trigger, I have "onAfterUserUpdate".
For conditions, I did not specify any.
For Actions, see the attached screen capture.
Nothing under Output.

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4 days 21 hours ago #314283 by krileon
That trigger only applies to frontend profile changes. If you're testing this in backend it'll appear to not work. For backend you'd need to also add the onAfterUpdateUser trigger to the auto action.

Name fields are also tricky. firstname, middlename, and lastname are merged together to form the name field. The name field is stored to Joomla _users. The firstname, middlename, and lastname are stored to _comprofiler. None of this join/split behavior is happening since you're doing a direct save, but if you don't you'd get stuck in a loop since non-direct saves will fire that trigger. Best I can suggest is you'll have to handle the entire behavior chain your self using a Query action and directly modifying the database instead. Example as follows.

UPDATE `#__comprofiler` SET `firstname` = '[cb_role]', `lastname` = '[cb_pseudonym]'  WHERE `id` = '[user_id]';
UPDATE `#__users` SET `name` = '[cb_role] [cb_pseudonym]' WHERE `id` = '[user_id]';

Is there a reason you're copying those fields to the name fields? You can override a fields output using the Layout parameters to avoid having to handle double storage. To do this edit the firstname field then under Parameters > Layouts set "Profile Value Layout" to [cb:userfield field="cb_role" /] then edit lastname and set "Profile Value Layout" to [cb:userfield field="cb_pseudonym" /].


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4 days 20 hours ago #314285 by miervaldis
This ended up being my workaround to avoid the need to hand-edit templates to display the information I wanted to show. Because the "view profile" view seems to be statically set to display [formatted name], but that is not what I want. It seemed simpler to force change the firstname and lastname values and thus utilize the templates as-built and make my design more future-proof.

I will try your suggested code and see how it goes.

Thank you!
4 days 20 hours ago #314286 by krileon
You can completely override what the formatname field displays using the Layout parameters as well. For example edit it and under Parameters > Layout set "Profile Value Layout" to [cb:userfield field="cb_role" /] [cb:userfield field="cb_pseudonym" /] to have those 2 fields display as its value. If displayed outside of profile you'll need to do the same for userlist view layout.


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4 days 20 hours ago #314287 by miervaldis
This ended up being my workaround to avoid the need to hand-edit templates to display the information I wanted to show. Because the "view profile" view seems to be statically set to display [formatted name], but that is not what I want. It seemed simpler to force change the firstname and lastname values and thus utilize the templates as-built and make my design more future-proof.

I implemented the code you suggested and it works perfectly! Thank you for your assistance!
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4 days 20 hours ago #314289 by miervaldis
Sorry, but I am not sure where the Parameters you describe are located. Would you point me in the right direction?
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