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Urgent - Creating a unique URL for my Users using Data Assist

Thread began 8/30/2012 7:53 am by hbibizadeh396670 | Last modified 8/30/2012 11:16 am by Jason Byrnes | 377 views | 1 replies |


Urgent - Creating a unique URL for my Users using Data Assist


I used data assist to make a social networking website.

At the moment, I filter a URL Parameter on a user profile page to display unique information about my users.

As a result, currently user profile’s web address appears as follows


What I want is: ashley

Or something close to it, is this possible without changing to much of my code.

I basically want my users to have their own URL.

Thanks in advance.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

URL Manipulation like this is not done through PHP code.

It is done using the Mod Rewrite apache module using an .htaccess file.

there are many resources through google that talk about the mod rewrite module, here is one that i found through a quick google search:


In reality, though, you shouldn't be using a URL variable to pass the users ID.

When the user logs in, the ID is stored in a session variable, you should be using the session for filtering the recordset. Using a url variable means that ashley could log in, then change the URL variable to johns id

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