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How can I display the group names of the current logged user?


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I'm a junior (newbie) website developer and I'm currently working in a Prestashop project.


I've been asked to display the name of the groups where the current user belongs to in the header of the shop (header.tpl).


I've got zero experience on working with Smarty and I've checked some answers in this forum, but they were solved using older versions of prestashop (i'm using version I'm pretty much lost. Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks in advice,


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Hi Ury,

My advice would be not to do it in smarty, but from blockuserinfo.php.


Let me clarify: you first need to grab the data from your php file, then assign it to smarty for the display.


FInd the hookTop function in blockuserinfo.php. First, get all of the current customer's groups:



Now simply get all names with a simple query


if( $groups)
 $groupsnames = Db::getInstance(_PS_USE_SQL_SLAVE_)->executeS('
 SELECT DISTINCT g.`id_group`, gl.`name`
 FROM `'._DB_PREFIX_.'group` g
 LEFT JOIN `'._DB_PREFIX_.'group_lang` AS gl ON (g.`id_group` = gl.`id_group` AND gl.`id_lang` = '.(int)$this->context->language->id.')
 WHERE g.id_group IN ('.implode(',', $groups).')
 ORDER BY g.`id_group` ASC');


Of course, assign it to smary at this point, and in the blockuserinfo.tpl access it using your set variable (will be an array, you can use a smarty foreach)

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