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  • Get the User's Name from Login Value

    I have a table that I have a list of UserID's , Names, and Email Addresses. My users log in with a userID. in Xbasic code, how can I link the logged in userID with the table's userID and display "Welcome 'FirstName LastName' on the a5w page.
    Michael Bertrand
    Genmar-Tennessee:)

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    Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

    Are you going to use Security Framework for this application, or design your own login and security methods?
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    • #3
      Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

      I am currently using security framework.
      Michael Bertrand
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      • #4
        Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

        Then you want to use the "External user identifier" found at the very bottom of the web security configuration. Check that, I call mine "__protected__ulink". Now look at any of your Users in security. Note the External User ID field. The trick is to make that value the same as the key field value in your users table that has Name, Address, etc. Whatever value is in the External User ID field will always be present as a session variable if that user is logged in.

        Once that is done, the expression I use to get their name is:

        Code:
        IF eval_valid("session.__protected__ulink")
        	IF session.__protected__ulink <> "" THEN
        		session.fullname = alltrim(lookupc("F",alltrim(session.__protected__ulink),"alltrim(Fname) + ' ' + alltrim(Lname)","[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\web_users","ID"))
        		? "Welcome : " + session.fullname
        	END IF
        END IF
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          Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

          right now on my welcome screen this is my code:
          <%a5
          dim pUser as p
          a5ws_logged_in_user_values(pUser,request,session)
          if eval_valid("pUser.userid") = .T. then
          ? "Welcome, " + pUser.userid + "<br>"
          end if
          %>
          Is the External US id field I am using called 'pUser'?
          Michael Bertrand
          Genmar-Tennessee:)

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          • #6
            Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

            That a5ws_logged_in_user_values() is a good function and I should use it. I don't right now. So ignore what I said about User Identifier field. The a5ws_logged_in_user_values() gets values from "whoever is logged in" without that identifier. The pUser.userid is their UserID in your case.

            So you can add something like:

            session.fullname = alltrim(lookupc("F",alltrim(pUser.userid),"alltrim(Fname) + ' ' + alltrim(Lname)","[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\myusers.dbf","UserID"))
            ? "Welcome : " + session.fullname
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            • #7
              Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

              I'm kind of a noobie at this software and not a vetran programmer except for I know a bit of MS SQL.

              My code is now:

              dim pUser as p
              a5ws_logged_in_user_values(pUser,request,session)
              if eval_valid("pUser.userid") = .T. then
              session.fullname = alltrim(lookupc("F",alltrim(pUser.userid),"Userdesc","[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\user_list.dbf","Username"))
              ? "Welcome : " + session.fullname
              end if
              Attached is my Screen now.. AWESOME

              Thanks for the assist!!
              Michael Bertrand
              Genmar-Tennessee:)

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              • #8
                Re: Get the User's Name from Login Value

                I use the ulink property to store the full name of a user (or what they are called on the welcome screen etc.), it's not the most sophisticated way but it is quick and simple...

                I have a file called sys_uinfo.a5w which I include at the top of each main page:

                Code:
                <%a5
                Dim pUser as p
                a5ws_logged_in_user_values(pUser,request,session)
                 
                ?"<br><div height='15px' align=center valign=middle padding=0><font style='color:#FFFFFF;'>"
                 
                If eval_valid("pUser.userid") = .T. then
                  If eval_valid("session.extUserID") = .T. then
                      If  Len(Alltrim(session.extUserID)) > 0 Then
                       ?"<img src='userpic.gif' alt='Logged in User: " + session.extUserID + "'> <b>User:</b> "+ session.extUserID
                   Else
                    ?"<img src='userpic.gif' alt='Not Logged In'> <b>User:</b> <a href='login.a5w'><font style=\"color:#FFFFFF;\"> Please Log In!</font></a>"
                   end If
                  else
                   ?"<img src='userpic.gif' alt='Not Logged In'> <b>User:</b> <a href='login.a5w'><font style=\"color:#FFFFFF;\"> Please Log In!</font></a>"
                  end if
                else
                   ?"<img src='userpic.gif' alt='Not Logged In'> <b>User:</b> <a href='login.a5w'><font style=\"color:#FFFFFF;\"> Please Log In!</font></a>"
                end if
                 
                ?"</font></div>"
                %>

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