Setting user CustomField through Perl Script

Hi:

I have a global CustomField called “Department” defined as type User in
my RT 3.4

Through an external Perl script I query my Active Directory server for a
particular username and find a key called: Department. Once I find that
key, I want to set the above CustomField for that user in RT to that
same value.

However, I am stumped as to what object method, etc you use with RT in
order to set a CustomField value for a user?

Can anyone toss me any clues?

Thanks in advance,
Jason Fenner

my ($status, $msg) = $user->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>
‘Department’, Value => ‘XXX’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

perldoc lib/RT/Record.pm
perldoc lib/RT/User*.pm
perldoc …On 3/29/06, Jason Fenner jfenner@vitamix.com wrote:

Hi:

I have a global CustomField called “Department” defined as type User in
my RT 3.4

Through an external Perl script I query my Active Directory server for a
particular username and find a key called: Department. Once I find that
key, I want to set the above CustomField for that user in RT to that
same value.

However, I am stumped as to what object method, etc you use with RT in
order to set a CustomField value for a user?

Can anyone toss me any clues?

Thanks in advance,
Jason Fenner


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Best regards, Ruslan.

I have tried your recommendation but I am getting this error message:
[Thu Mar 30 16:00:19 2006] [error]: Couldn’t add CF value: Custom field
7 does not apply to this object (test2.pl:57)

I guess my question is regarding your example. Is $user supposed to by
a RT::Record object or a RT::User object?

The code I am trying is:
my $CurrentUser = new RT::CurrentUser($RT::SystemUser);

# Try username first

$CurrentUser->LoadByName($name) if $name;

#my $CustomFields = RT::CustomFields->new($CurrentUser);
my $record = new RT::Record($CurrentUser);

#my $user = new RT::User->Load(“JDF”);
my ($status, $msg) = $record->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>‘7’, Value =>
‘000 - Corporate’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

print $CurrentUser->Id;
print $CurrentUser->Name;

Ruslan Zakirov wrote:

I have tried your recommendation but I am getting this error message:
[Thu Mar 30 16:00:19 2006] [error]: Couldn’t add CF value: Custom field
7 does not apply to this object (test2.pl:57)
look into Configuration->Custom FIelds->CF XXX->Applies to.

I guess my question is regarding your example. Is $user supposed to by
a RT::Record object or a RT::User object?
RT::User is a RT::Record, it’s subclass of the RT::Record class.

The code I am trying is:

my $CurrentUser = new RT::CurrentUser($RT::SystemUser);

# Try username first

$CurrentUser->LoadByName($name) if $name;

#my $CustomFields = RT::CustomFields->new($CurrentUser);
my $record = new RT::Record($CurrentUser);

#my $user = new RT::User->Load(“JDF”);
my ($status, $msg) = $record->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>‘7’, Value =>
‘000 - Corporate’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;
your code is wrong, Load doesn’t return object, but changes state of
the object. Code should be:

my $user = RT::User->new( $RT::SystemUser );
$user->Load(“JDF”);
die “Couldn’t load user” unless $user->id;
my ($status, $msg) = $user->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>‘7’, Value =>
‘000 - Corporate’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

print $CurrentUser->Id;
print $CurrentUser->Name;


Ruslan Zakirov wrote:

my ($status, $msg) = $user->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>
‘Department’, Value => ‘XXX’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

perldoc lib/RT/Record.pm
perldoc lib/RT/User*.pm
perldoc …

Hi:

I have a global CustomField called “Department” defined as type User in
my RT 3.4

Through an external Perl script I query my Active Directory server for a
particular username and find a key called: Department. Once I find that
key, I want to set the above CustomField for that user in RT to that
same value.

However, I am stumped as to what object method, etc you use with RT in
order to set a CustomField value for a user?

Can anyone toss me any clues?

Thanks in advance,
Jason Fenner


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Best regards, Ruslan.

Best regards, Ruslan.

Ok, that makes sense. I tried it now and it works good. Two other
things though…

  1. How would you work in the reverse, meaning, how would you print what
    value(s) a certain CF has set?
  2. Where is the structure of the RT clases documented? How does one
    find what class is related to which one?

Ruslan Zakirov wrote:>On 3/30/06, Jason Fenner jfenner@vitamix.com wrote:

I have tried your recommendation but I am getting this error message:
[Thu Mar 30 16:00:19 2006] [error]: Couldn’t add CF value: Custom field
7 does not apply to this object (test2.pl:57)

look into Configuration->Custom FIelds->CF XXX->Applies to.

I guess my question is regarding your example. Is $user supposed to by
a RT::Record object or a RT::User object?

RT::User is a RT::Record, it’s subclass of the RT::Record class.

The code I am trying is:

my $CurrentUser = new RT::CurrentUser($RT::SystemUser);

Try username first

$CurrentUser->LoadByName($name) if $name;

#my $CustomFields = RT::CustomFields->new($CurrentUser);
my $record = new RT::Record($CurrentUser);

#my $user = new RT::User->Load(“JDF”);
my ($status, $msg) = $record->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>‘7’, Value =>
‘000 - Corporate’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

your code is wrong, Load doesn’t return object, but changes state of
the object. Code should be:

my $user = RT::User->new( $RT::SystemUser );
$user->Load(“JDF”);
die “Couldn’t load user” unless $user->id;
my ($status, $msg) = $user->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>‘7’, Value =>
‘000 - Corporate’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

print $CurrentUser->Id;
print $CurrentUser->Name;


Ruslan Zakirov wrote:

my ($status, $msg) = $user->AddCustomFieldValue( Field =>
‘Department’, Value => ‘XXX’);
$RT::Logger->error(“Couldn’t add CF value: $msg”) unless $status;

perldoc lib/RT/Record.pm
perldoc lib/RT/User*.pm
perldoc …

On 3/29/06, Jason Fenner jfenner@vitamix.com wrote:

Hi:

I have a global CustomField called “Department” defined as type User in
my RT 3.4

Through an external Perl script I query my Active Directory server for a
particular username and find a key called: Department. Once I find that
key, I want to set the above CustomField for that user in RT to that
same value.

However, I am stumped as to what object method, etc you use with RT in
order to set a CustomField value for a user?

Can anyone toss me any clues?

Thanks in advance,
Jason Fenner


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Best regards, Ruslan.


Best regards, Ruslan.

Does anyone know what method to use in a perl script in order to print
out Values are set for a certain customfield of a certain user?

Thank You in advance,
Jason Fenner

Jason Fenner wrote:

perldoc lib/RT/Record.pmOn 3/30/06, Jason Fenner jfenner@vitamix.com wrote:

Does anyone know what method to use in a perl script in order to print
out Values are set for a certain customfield of a certain user?

Thank You in advance,
Jason Fenner

Jason Fenner wrote:

Hi:

I have a global CustomField called “Department” defined as type User
in my RT 3.4

Through an external Perl script I query my Active Directory server for
a particular username and find a key called: Department. Once I find
that key, I want to set the above CustomField for that user in RT to
that same value.
However, I am stumped as to what object method, etc you use with RT in
order to set a CustomField value for a user?
Can anyone toss me any clues?
Thanks in advance,
Jason Fenner


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Best regards, Ruslan.