I'm just wondering if there is a quick way to get a user's signature using something like the session class? For example to grab the active user's email from the session class you can simply call $this->EE->session->userdata('email');

I am referring to the native signature value also, and not a custom member field.

I would prefer to avoid running a secondary database query to get the information as time is definitely an issue in our case.

Cheers, Conor


Try this to see if it works for you. I just tested, and it works just fine for me.


To see all the values in the session values stored as userdata, just do the following:

  • Excellent thanks, seems like the docs on the userdata object aren't as conclusive as they perhaps should be in that case. The above should have easy given a trial and error approach obviously but it would be great, especially for developers who are new to the platform to have a full view of Expression Engine's capabilities. Thanks again! Jan 24 '13 at 9:15
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    Haha, yeah the dev docs aren't the best. Do yourself a favor and just start reading the code (it usually saves me a lot of time). I wouldn't have gotten anywhere if I relied on the docs! Jan 24 '13 at 17:36
  • That's generally what I do also, but I thought the docs for the userdata object appeared to be quite elaborate. Let that be a lesson to everyone I suppose! print_r and var_dump are your friend for all things EE related. Jan 24 '13 at 22:07

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