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Auto create username based off predefined model

  1. I'm working on a site that will be using Student IDs as the username for the site. Is there a way for GF to auto create the username for the student based off a predefined model?

    For example, the base model is 95512xxxx, so when a new user fills out a particular form, they would be assigned a username (aka Student ID) of 955120001, or however the increments work.

    TIA

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 1, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Hi nwtech,

    There is hook in the User Registration Add-on that allows you to specify or modify the username as required:

    http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Gform_username

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 1, 2011 | Permalink
  3. That's extremely helpful.

    While I'm only a novice with PHP, this looks promising if I can figure out how to alter the example for my needs.

    I assume that I'll have to implement this each time GF is updated?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 1, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Nope! That is the beauty of hooks! They go a long way towards future-proofing customizations you make to plugin functionality. Not 100% guaranteed, but the closest you'll get to that. :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 1, 2011 | Permalink