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How to auto populate custom field with current user role


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I am trying to populate a custom field called "Customer Type" current user role.  The custom field is displayed on my checkout page.   I tried the below in my functions.php of my child theme and thought it would work but it does nothing.  Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong?  

$user = wp_get_current_user();
function onboarding_update_fields( $fields = array() ) {

       $fields['customertype'] = $user;

   return $fields;
}

add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields', 'onboarding_update_fields' );

Edited by JayX
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I'm about to go to sleep, but for a quick first look,

You'll need to have the $user inside the function.

 

e.g.

function onboarding_update_fields( $fields = array() ) {
	$user = wp_get_current_user();
	$fields['customertype'] = $user;
	return $fields;
}

 

Hope this helps

Edited by MadTechie
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Can you pass the object?

 

What happens when? Just trying assign a string

function onboarding_update_fields( $fields = array() ) {
	$user = wp_get_current_user();
	//$fields['customertype'] = $user;
	$fields['customer_firstname'] = $user->user_firstname;
	return $fields;
}

does customer_firstname work?

You might need to assign what you need instead of the entire object

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Unfortunately no, first name would not work for me.  I sell products to end users, and through distributors, all of which order through the website.  I use Shipstation plugin and I need to pass to shipstation whether it is a Customer, a Guest, or Distributor Tier1, Distributor Tier2, or Distributor Tier3 so that my automation in shipstation is correct.   I have a custom field in the checkout that I created with the plugin Checkout Field Editor and I have successfully created code that makes that field pass to shipstation, now I just need to figure out how to automatically populate that field with the current user role.  Just banging my head here, as it feels like I am so close.

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Ok, I got it to pass data.  Because I am using the Checkout Field Editor plugin I assume this is the reason I had to do it this way.  Now I just need to figure out how to get the default to be the user role.   Belo w is what I had to do to get it to even pass data.

function custom_override_checkout_fields ( $fields ) {
    $fields['billing']['customer_type']['label'] = 'Customer Type';
        $fields['billing']['customer_type']['default'] = 'one';

    return $fields;
} // End custom_override_checkout_fields()

add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields' , 'custom_override_checkout_fields' );
 

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For anyone that may want to know, the following snippet did the job.  The only last thing I need to do is somehow make it show "Guest" if no role is found.  I think I need an if else statement or something.  Anyone have any ideas?

 

function onboarding_update_fields( $fields = array() ) {
   $user = wp_get_current_user();
   $roles = (array)$user->roles;
   $fields['billing']['customer_type']['default'] = $roles[0];
   return $fields;
}
add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields', 'onboarding_update_fields' );

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I can't make any guarantee as to the ramifications of doing this, because you are working within the constraints of WooCommerce and Wordpress, but to solve your stated issue:

 

function onboarding_update_fields( $fields = array() ) {
   $user = wp_get_current_user();
   $roles = (array)$user->roles;
   $fields['billing']['customer_type']['default'] = empty($roles) ? 'Guest' : $roles[0];
   return $fields;
}
add_filter( 'woocommerce_checkout_fields', 'onboarding_update_fields' );

 

This uses the function empty() to determine if the $roles array is null/empty/unset, and based on that will set it to 'Guest' or the role name as it did previously.

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