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Show threads from X node where user has unique value in Custom Field

gordy

Well-known member
#1
Would this be better accomplished with using pages ?

How do I send the parameters via php from one page to the target page?

Workflow meta
Visitor clicks on a members name from a page of members and then is presented a page of the threads that member started from a specific forum.

Workflow detail
User clicks on page/namelist.php which generates a list usernames that have the 'blah' select from the custom field dropdown, using query:


Generate user list based on value from Custom Field blah
Code:
SELECT m.user_id, username, field_value
FROM xf_user m
LEFT JOIN xf_user_field_value p on p.user_id = m.user_id
WHERE field_value = 'blah'
ORDER BY username ASC;

Renders this: /page/member-name-list/
<a href="dom.com/members/user.1/">John</a>
<a href="dom.com/members/user.34/">Bob</a>
<a href="dom.com/members/user.55/">Sally</a>



Then visitor clicks on one name listedt above and there's a second page that uses the user_id value to generate the second query:


(Enumerate thread list based off user_id from a specific node_id)
Code:
SELECT t.thread_id, t.node_id, t.title, t.user_id, t.username from xf_thread AS t
WHERE t.user_id = 7 and node_id = 77 
GROUP BY t.thread_id
ORDER BY last_post_date DESC;

Renders this: /page/members-posts-from-specific-category/


<a href="dom.com/thread/post-number.2001/">Post1</a>
<a href="dom.com/thread/another-post.3320/">Post2</a>
<a href="dom.com/thread/and-another.5123/">Post3</a>



I'm sure there is a much simpler way of doing it but I'm blinded by code getting this far. :/
The only custom attribute in all the above is the defined unique custom field to get a means to sort some members from the regular populace.
Thank you, any help would be most welcome and appreciated.
 

Jon W

Well-known member
#2
Hi,

Sorry for the late reply. Have been a bit busy over the weekend.

If I was to do this, I would use the built in search and just add on the terms that I wanted.

So, for example, I would add on the ability to search by custom field to the member search, and add the ability to search by member to the thread search.

I would then add a link from the member search results to the thread search.

I have already been asked to create a custom field member search, and I think the second is already possible, and adding the link should be a template edit (although I could do it as an add-on for you if you wish).

Perhaps you could just make a small contribution (£20-£40) to the custom field member search add-on, and then I will help you to implement it if you are having trouble.

Kind regards,

Jon.
 

gordy

Well-known member
#3
I now have something in place to tide me over, in the mean time.

My main goal is to have a dedicated page for listing members with X custom field set. If that aligns with your custom field member search project I will consider a new architecture. :)

Cheers
 

Jon W

Well-known member
#4
Hi,

It wouldn't be a dedicated page exactly, but you would be able to get to it by using the appropriate query string (e.g. "/search?customfield=foo&customvalue=bar").

It makes more sense to do it this way, otherwise a lot of time is wasted duplicating code which may then become out-dated if it is then updated in a later version of XF.

Kind regards,

Jon.
 

gordy

Well-known member
#5
The dedicated page is paramount, as members would opt in to having their names listed on the dedicated page, hyper linking their name to the posts they've created in a single forum.

XF updates are always a risk, and coding with core abstraction would minimize that, in theory anyway. ;)