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Get user details from another user logged


My business application is the following: I need, when the user is connected, to get the email adress of another user, whom I know the UserID.

The following source code sends me back a null pointer exception:

try {
	// Get the User unique ID
	IUserFactory userFact = UMFactory.getUserFactory();
	IUserSearchFilter userFilt = userFact.getUserSearchFilter();
	userFilt.setDisplayName("EDUJARDIN", ISearchAttribute.LIKE_OPERATOR, false);
	ISearchResult result = userFact.searchUsers(userFilt);
	if (result.getState() == ISearchResult.SEARCH_RESULT_OK) {
		while (result.hasNext()) {
			userUniqueId = (String);
			IUser thisUser = userFact.getUser(userUniqueId);
			mailADV = thisUser.getEmail();
} catch (UMException e) {
	// TODO Auto-generated catch block
               msgMan.reportException("UMException " + e.getMessage(), false);

The instruction that generate a null pointer exception is:


The userID is correct, and an email address has been filled in its details.

I do not understand why my code is not working, may somebody help me please ?

Thanks and regards.


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  • Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 01:21 PM

    Hi Thibault schalck,

    better to use following code for getting the email adress of another use using employeeid (portal id)

    IUser wdUser = UMFactory.getUserFactory().getUserByLogonID(empno);

    String useremail = wdUser.getEmail();

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 01:25 PM

    Hi Thibault,

    Check the following code that will get email id, first name and last name from UME.

    ISearchResult rst = UMFactory.getUserFactory().getUniqueIDs();

    IUserFactory usf = UMFactory.getUserFactory();

    IUser iuser = null;

    IUserListElement userElement = null;

    int i = 0;

    while (rst.hasNext()) {

    iuser =


    String email = iuser.getEmail();

    String fname = iuser.getFirstName();

    String lname = iuser.getLastName();


    Hope that helps.



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