User search in Drupal 6

nicolarsson's picture


How do I create a user search in Drupal 6. The User Node plugin isn't for version 6 so the tutorials found don't work...



this depends on what modules

bennos's picture

this depends on what modules you have used for your User profile.

If you are using content profile, you can create a search over views.


nicolarsson's picture

I have used profile,
How would I go along doing it in views? I am kind of new and haven't used views much...


Sorry, I am wrong. In D6 you

bennos's picture

Sorry, I am wrong.

In D6 you have views2. Views 2 has the ability to create views and exposed Filters over user accounts.

You are a newbie? Try to create some default views. Have a look at Youtube, about some Drupal Tutorials. Views ist monster.

Some basics:
CCK = Content Construction Kit is to create content types with several fields. Example: You can extend a page with a fileupload or a imageupload.

Views is to create lists. All what is in the database you can list, search, sort.
Try something simple with views like a list of all nodes of a specific content type.


nicolarsson's picture

Thannks I'll have a look!


nicolarsson's picture

So I managed to create a view which does what I want with three filters.
How do I create the page where the user enters the search criteria and clicks the search button?

Use filters and set them to

bennos's picture

Use filters and set them to exposed. they appear above the table.


nicolarsson's picture

Had to set the path... Now I have a search going...


thomas.jono's picture

I'm trying to build a similar things where I have user specific fields and wish to have a search that will search the info the user enters into the search box. I've built my view with the particular filters and users, however, I can't get the search results to show up when I submit. How did you set it up so when someone enters something, the search results will show up?? Thanks!


nulimitz-gdo's picture

I am new to Drupal, and would like to create a view that has search capabilities. The first view, by location (city, state) the second search view by a users role or membership type and then (city, state)> i have read a few posts and got some good information, but get confused as to how to create the view.

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