Retrieve userrank from $userdata ?

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Retrieve userrank from $userdata ?

Post by fjollerik » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:26 pm


I have a login / logout implementation on my site, i can see if there's a new msg and so on from the $userdata but how do i see if the user has a specific rank? Like if the user is an administrator.

Does something like a $userdata['user_rank'] exist ?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Retrieve userrank from $userdata ?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:14 am

rank has no meaning it is simply for show.

the correct variable is:

to find if someone is an admin :

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if ( $userdata['user_level'] == ADMIN )
or is not admin

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if (! $userdata['user_level'] == ADMIN )
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Re: Retrieve userrank from $userdata ?

Post by drathbun » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:20 pm

There are two fields to check. One is $userdata['user_level'] which will tell you if the user is an admin or not. Note that admin level is board wide; if a user is an admin, they are an admin everywhere. There is another user_level value for moderators, but it cannot be trusted. A user can be a moderator in one forum and not another. To generate the correct setting for a user being a moderator you should check the "auth" results.

The user rank, which shows the user's rank title (often something like "newbie" or "mega poster" or "spammer" :lol:) is determined by one of two things. There is a field called user_rank that is normally zero, at which point the user's rank is assigned based on their post count. If the user_rank is a non-zero value, then the rank title is retrieved from the phpbb_ranks table. There is some rather complicated logic in viewtopic.php that shows how the rank title is assigned.

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