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Saving an array with xprofile_set_field_data


  • Sascha Paukner
    Participant

    @landwire

    Hi there,

    I am trying to save an array/serialized string of this format
    a:1:{i:0;s:5:”Klaus”;}
    in the DB with xprofile_set_field_data.

    But the value written to the DB is always: a:1:{i:0;s:5:\”Klaus\”;}

    which causes problems as I cannot get it with xprofile_get_field_data because of the added slashes!

    How can I solve this problem? Do I have to create my own field type for this to work? Or is there a way to remove those slashes from the DB?
    Thanks,
    Sascha

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  • danbp
    Moderator

    @danbp

    Which is the function you try to use ?
    Or at least give details about what you want to achieve.


    Sascha Paukner
    Participant

    @landwire

    I am using this:
    xprofile_set_field_data($custom_field, $displayed_user_id, $entry[$field[‘id’]]);

    With $entry[$field[‘id’]] = a:1:{i:0;s:5:”Klaus”;}

    BUT in DB it is written as: a:1:{i:0;s:5:\”Klaus\”;}

    That is because of (in bp-xprofile-filter.php):

    add_filter( ‘xprofile_data_value_before_save’, ‘xprofile_sanitize_data_value_before_save’, 1, 4 );

    I will try passing in an array instead of a:1:{i:0;s:5:”Klaus”;}


    Sascha Paukner
    Participant

    @landwire

    Ok, passing in an array worked!
    Phew, was stuck for the past 4 hours on this…
    Thanks anyway,
    Sascha


    shanebp
    Moderator

    @shanebp

    WP and BP will serialize, if necessary, any user_meta or xprofile data.

    If you try to save a serialized array, it will treat it as a string and add slashes.


    Sascha Paukner
    Participant

    @landwire

    Yes, I did not think of that. Well, a lesson hard learned 🙁


    Sascha Paukner
    Participant

    @landwire

    ok, in the end I used this to solve the problem, as I ran into issues when trying to save an array of arrays with the bp functions. Just in case someone is looking for this as well:
    First: I stripped the slashes before saving serialized data to the DB with a filter
    Second: I had to copy/create a different xprofile_get_field_data() function, as it would not get complex serialized values (array of arrays). Single arrays it works ok, but not nested arrays. Basically I had to remove all those filters that were called during xprofile_get_field_data().
    It’s hacky, but I tried many options. This seems to be the one that worked in the end.

    /**
     * Fetches profile data for a specific field for the user.
     *
     * When the field value is serialized, this function unserializes and filters
     * each item in the array.
     *
     * @package BuddyPress Core
     * @param mixed $field         The ID of the field, or the $name of the field.
     * @param int $user_id         The ID of the user
     * @param string $multi_format How should array data be returned? 'comma' if you want a
     *                             comma-separated string; 'array' if you want an array
     * @uses BP_XProfile_ProfileData::get_value_byid() Fetches the value based on the params passed.
     * @return mixed The profile field data.
     */
    function lw_xprofile_get_field_data( $field, $user_id = 0, $multi_format = 'array' ) {
    
    	if ( empty( $user_id ) ) {
    		$user_id = bp_displayed_user_id();
    	}
    
    	if ( empty( $user_id ) ) {
    		return false;
    	}
    
    	if ( is_numeric( $field ) ) {
    		$field_id = $field;
    	} else {
    		$field_id = xprofile_get_field_id_from_name( $field );
    	}
    
    	//d($field_id, 'The field ID ><><><><><>><>>>>>>>_+++++++++++++');
    	if ( empty( $field_id ) ) {
    		return false;
    	}
    
    	$values = maybe_unserialize( BP_XProfile_ProfileData::get_value_byid( $field_id, $user_id ) );
    	//d($values, 'The values <><><>>><><><><><><><><>><');
    
    	return $values;
    }
    
    add_filter( 'xprofile_filtered_data_value_before_save', 'lw_strip_slashes_before_db', 10, 3);
    
    function lw_strip_slashes_before_db($filtered_value, $value, $data_obj ) {
    	//d($filtered_value, '$filtered_value');
    	//d($value, '$value');
    	//d($data_obj, '$data_obj');
    	if ( is_serialized($value) ) {
    		$filtered_value = stripslashes($filtered_value);
    	}
    	return $filtered_value;
    }
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