How to assign a unique username
Database UI

How to assign a unique username

Himanshu Sharma
Himanshu Sharma

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Often, you'd run into a situation where you need a unique value for each user. The method to check that a value is unique can be extended to various situations. It can be a username, slug or anything else.

To explain how you can let a user set a unique username for them.

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Assigning a new username

I've placed a repeating group to search and display the user's details. And on the right, I've set up input to type a new username. Upon selecting a user on the left, their details will be displayed in the User Info group on the right.

When we click on the button Set, I set up two workflows to check the validity of the new username. The username/slug details are stored in the User data type for each user.  

Check if the username is unique

To check if the username is unique, I search for Users with constraint as Slug=Input's value. If the count is 0, the username is unique, and I display a username changed message.

If the username is not unique

If the count > 0, another user has already taken the username/slug, and it is not valid.

I then display an error message to the user to try a new username.

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The basic principle of searching for a unique value can be applied to a lot more cases. 

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