We wanted to get the value of a field in a users profile in a Drupal site when they become a subscriber (when they got the subscriber role). Since we are very familiar with Drupal we intuitively searched for a hook that we would serve our purpose. Read on to know how to get the data of a user when the user has updated their profile
The hook that best serves this function is
This account provides 3 parameters,
- $edit: The array of submitted form values by the user.
- $account: The operation to perform on user object.
- $category: The active category of user information being edited.
As you can see the $account parameter holds the value of the fields in a users profile. You can get the value of a field say field_referral_user_data by calling the hook in the following format,
We have only scratched the surface of the hook. There are many other functions that this hook serves. Let me know if you found another better user for this hook from your comments