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    Hi all
    I'm using Login.Register to register my users... All works fine if the property '&usergroups' is "hard-coded" like that

    Now I need to let my users choose the Group they will be assigned. So I put some checkboxes in my form and then I'm facing 2 problems:

    1/ the values of the checked checkboxes are not 'transmitted' in the hidden field :
    Having a look at the $_POST and I see groups[] groups[]=Group1 groups[]=Group3 (in the case I checked Group1 and Group3)-
    In the email activation [[+groups]] is printed as it is [[+groups]], but if I put [[+groups.0]], [[+groups.1]] [[+groups.2]] the checked values are returned and others return [[+groups.n]]
    2/ I can't find a way to set the property '&usergroups' dynamically with the values of the checkboxes.
    Here the code for the checkboxes
    <input type="hidden" name="groups[]" value="" />
    <input type="checkbox" class="styled" name="groups[]" value="Group1" [[!+reg.groups:isChecked=`Group1`]] > G1 Member</input>
    <input type="checkbox" class="styled" name="groups[]" value="Group2" [[!+reg.groups:isChecked=`Group2`]] > G2 Member</input>
    <input type="checkbox" class="styled" name="groups[]" value="Group3" [[!+reg.groups:isChecked=`Group3`]] > G3 Member</input>

    The 'isChecked' modifier is a basic copy/paste of the formitIsChecked snippet.

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    I'm facing a wall and any help would be appreciated
    Thanks in advance
    [ed. note: anso last edited this post 12 years, 6 months ago.]
    • anso,

      I'm not sure to completely follow how you are doing things here.
      A possible (untested) solution could be a postHook (again!). Since your groups field seems like to be an array, implode(',', $hook->getField('groups')); should return 'Group1,Group3'. Then you should be able to define the Register usergroups parameter ($scriptProperties['usergroups'] = implode(',', $hook->getField('groups'))).

      That's just an idea/how i would try to do it, but once again, i do not have tested this...

      Hope that will help
      (Bonne année à toi également)
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        I'm a bit confused myself (tired and sick as I said)...
        The checked values are stored as extended field (in the user profile) so yes it's an array (once the user object is saved) ... so I think the simplest way is to get the values from the Profile and use joinGroup() to add my user to the correct groups...

        I will try too to set the &usergroups property as you suggest using ($scriptProperties['usergroups'] = implode(',', $hook->getField('groups'))).... But if I do that in a postHook the $scriptProperties is already evaluated and set (true ?) ? It cannot be a preHook (i need the checked values), do I have to put it in a validator(on field groups[]) instead ...

        For now I need to have a sleep... Tomorrow with a fresh (almost) brain and clearest ideas (i hope) I suppose I'll achieve this...
        Thanks again for your help

        • anso,

          I've just tested and you seem to be right, there is no way to change the usergroups parameter (at least not with $scriptProperties in a postHook). As you wrote storing the values to the modUserProfile can be an option.

          Another one (food for though) can be to redirect to an "hidden" resource (using &submittedResourceId), storing the groups & user id values (using &persistParams). On the hidden resource you would have your snippet grabbing the parameters set with persistParams, adding the users to the groups and finally a sendRedirect to where you want.

          I'm currently working on an invitation system (working together with Login snippets) and i'm doing likewise to create the relationships ("inviter" > invitee).

          Get well soon wink
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            Hi Romain, Hi all,

            After a good sleep things go clearer ! I finally have a working postHook that set the username with name and firstname, and assign user to groups he has selected via checkboxes.
            For those interested here's my code
            $username = $hook->getValue('username');
            $name = $hook->getValue('name');
            $firstname = $hook->getValue('firstname');
            // set the fullname with name and first name
            $user = $hook->getValue('register.user');
            $profile = $hook->getValue('register.profile');
            $profile->set('fullname', $hook->getValue('name') . ' ' . $hook->getValue('firstname'));
            // get the extented fields
            $fields = $profile->get('extended');
            $groups = $fields['group']; // this one is an array containing the checkboxes values
            foreach ($groups as $key=>$value){
            // save $profile to update fullname, save $user to be sure
            $user->save() ;
            return true;

            • You can have users put into groups with check box input fields like this (Login 1.9.0-pl):
              <input type="checkbox" name="usergroups[]" id="groups1" value="Members" /> Members
              <input type="checkbox" name="usergroups[]" id="groups2" value="Others" /> Others

                  &activationEmailSubject=`Thanks for Registering!`
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