How to get User Description based on UserID?

Aashish Khandelwal asked on April 6, 2015 11:08

I have created an Article Type Transformation wherein I wanted to display the description of an user based on userID.


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Aashish Khandelwal answered on February 2, 2016 17:53

{% GlobalObjects.Users[GetUserName(ArticleAuthor)].UserDescription  |(identity)GlobalAdministrator%}

Here ArticleAuthor represents the userID.

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Charles Matvchuk answered on April 6, 2015 15:32

You will need to create a custom function. Here is working example.

public static string GetUserDescription(object UserID)
    string resolved = string.Empty;
    if (UserID != null)
        int userID;
        if (Int32.TryParse(UserID.ToString(), out userID))
            var user = UserInfoProvider.GetUserInfo(userID);

            if (user != null)
                resolved = user.UserDescription ?? string.Empty;

    return resolved;
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