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User upload - standardise usernames

User upload - standardise usernames

Hi,

I am trying to get used to 2.1 - so far so good. Where I work, we upload users so have been looking at the upload pages to see if anything has changed and have found a setting called "standardise usernames".

Can anyone shed any light on what it does?

All I can find is one entry in the tracker ironically saying that there is no documentation for it!!

Carlotta

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Re: User upload - standardise usernames
I've only had a very quick look but it 'cleans' the usernames. The comment for that is....

"Clean username to only contains allowed characters. This is to be used ONLY when manually creating user accounts, do NOT use when syncing with external systems!!"

The code is this...

 $param = str_replace(" " , "",$param); $param = moodle_strtolower($param); // Convert uppercase to lowercase MDL-16919 if (empty($CFG->extendedusernamechars)) { // regular expression, eliminate all chars EXCEPT: // alphanum, dash (-), underscore (_), at sign (@) and period (.) characters.$param = preg_replace('/[^-\.@_a-z0-9]/', '', $param); } return$param;

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Re: User upload - standardise usernames

That's great. Thank you Howard- appreciate it!

Carlotta

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Re: User upload - standardise usernames

Just to clarify - it ensures that usernames that are imported are cleaned to conform with the requirements of usernames that are manually entered. Namely, that they be lowercase and if extended characters are not allowed that they be removed. It also removes any spaces in the username. Perhaps someone could clarify this in the Docs. Peace - Anthony

p.s. - see Upload users in Moodle Docs for more information.

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Re: User upload - standardise usernames

hi, which file these content included? please show me the file name and path? thanks you

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