I have a plugin that listens for the users.onSaveUser. So when users register, an account is created, and I am creating an entry that will contain extended profile information. I am attempting to create a user field on that newly created entry to relate the entry back to the user account.


$entry = new EntryModel();
$entry->sectionId = 16;
$entry->typeId = 1;
$entry->enabled = false;
$entry->authorId = $user->id;

$entry->getContent()->title = craft()->request->getPost('firstName') . ' ' . craft()->request->getPost('lastName');

// userAccount is the handle of the user field.
$entry->setContent(['fields' => ['userAccount' => $user->id]]);  // nope.
$entry->setContentFromPost(['userAccount' => $user->id]);        // nope.



Everything is coming across except the user field. I'm not sure what the field needs/is looking for to set it's value.


Relational fields are always stored as arrays, even if you are limiting them to only one entry so this should work:

$entry->setContentFromPost(['userAccount' => array($user->id)]);
  • That was it. I knew I was close - just wasn't sure how to send the right "stuff" to set the field. Thank you!
    – Damon
    Dec 4 '15 at 12:14

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