[LON-CAPA-users] environment.notification

Stuart Raeburn lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 07 Sep 2008 23:42:30 -0400


&EXT('environment.notification') is the correct invocation to echo the  
LON-CAPA message notification e-mail address of the user.  Other items  
from a user's environment will similarly use  
EXT("environment.$itemname"), replacing $itemname with the appropriate  
variable to be displayed.

There are two items of user information which use the form:  

(a) &EXT('user.name') echoes the username of the current user.
(b) &EXT{'user.domain') echoes the domain of the current user.

Note: in LON-CAPA, there are three different e-mail addresses stored  
in a user's environment.db.  These are: notification, critnotification  
and permanentemail.

The first two are set by the user - via:
Main Menu -> Set my user preferences -> "Change Message Forwarding and  
Notification Email Addresses"

The third is set/modified by a Domain Coordinator, and also may be  
set/modified by a Course Coordinator, depending on the domain  
configuration.  A regular user is not able to modify the value of  
permanentemail stored in environment.db.

I have created a survey question which echoes the user's information.  
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Stuart Raeburn

> In the old word document showing useful things you can do with &EXT  
> it lists the command
> &EXT ("environment.notification")
> as returning the user's email address. It doesn't seem to be working for me,
> so I wonder if anyone else has used this? Is there a different  
> invocation? It seems like it would be something like
> &EXT("user.notification")
> but I have tried a few things and not gotten anything work.
> Thanks,
> brew