Please could you integrate this module with real name module? At the moment I am having to enter the customer name in two places, would be very useful to get rid of the profile fields. Using the default address as the real name fields.

I am very happy to pay to get this done quickly. I understand it can be done as per the real name documentation here: http://drupal.org/node/329662. Unfortunately I don't know php :(.


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Hi Paul,

That's looks like a nice addition to the module. I never used the RealName module myself as I thought it would work with profile fields only. I didn't knew you could give any fields to it to use for the real name. This is something I would like to implement, now I only hope to find time for it.

Thanks for pointing me at this.

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Version: 6.x-1.x-dev » 6.x-1.0
Status: Active » Needs review
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It seems that the API of the RealName sounded more promising than it was. Currently the only way to integrate other modules with RealName is to 'hack' the module. More specified: you have to make a (little) change in realname_supported.inc and add a file called realname_module.inc where module is the name of the module you want to integrate.
Because of this, code for RealName integration can't be added to Ubercart Addresses.

However, I have worked out the solution. Attached are two files (packed in a zip), to be placed inside the folder of RealName. realname_supported.inc is an altered file to let RealName know Ubercart Addresses is supported and realname_uc_addresses.inc is a new file where the integration code lives.
As I'm also co-maintainer of Extra Fields Pane, I added integration for that module also (because in the Netherlands the name can exists into more parts than just first_name and last_name, for example we have a part called tussenvoegsel).

Let me know if this solution works for you.

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Thats absolutely great news! I have installed and will test this out today. Quick once over and it seems to be working really well, cant tell you how much time this will save me :).

I see what you mean about the process/module, its not great for upgrading later. I guess this is something that realname should be including in their module rather than in yours or get them to provide a hook for other modules to get into.


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Thanks, I have submitted the case to the Realname module, where it should be addressed

However, I am not sure this will still work. It seems that this code is no longer in sync with the module.
I was wondering about which address was used to fill up realname fields, and found this:

function uc_addresses_load_profile($account) {
  $aid = _uc_addresses_get_default_address_id($account->uid);
  if (!$aid) {
    // User has no default address, can happen
  $address = _uc_addresses_db_get_address($account->uid, $aid);

Actually, there is not such _uc_addresses_get_default_address_id($account->uid) function in uc address.

I found this one which seems to match the need for selecting the proper address

   * Returns a default address
   * @param string $type
   *   The address type to get (shipping, billing)
   * @access public
   * @return
   *   UcAddressesAddress if the address is found
   *   NULL otherwise
  public function getDefaultAddress($type = 'billing') {
    if (isset($this->defaultAddresses[$type])) {
      return $this->defaultAddresses[$type];
    if (!$this->defaultsLoaded) {
    if (isset($this->defaultAddresses[$type])) {
      return $this->defaultAddresses[$type];
    return NULL;

- it returns the address object, not the ID
- the user id is provided at the embedding class level
Also, one has to decide which default address is to be used - Billing or Shipping (I would think that Shipping is more appropriate). A setting might be provided for that.

Thanks for help on how to update this important feature.

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Status: Needs review » Needs work
MegaChriz’s picture

The Real Name integration I posted in #2 is for the 6.x-1.0 version, not for the 6.x-2.x version. I don't think it's a good idea to ask the RealName module maintainers to add support for uc_addresses, because there are two major Drupal 6 versions of uc_addresses. To support uc_addresses they should:
1. Implement code that finds out which version of uc_addresses is used.
2. Update the code in case the API of uc_addresses changes.

It would be better to ask them to add a hook that uc_addresses can implement.

MegaChriz’s picture

If you would like to port this solution to the 6.x-2.x version, you could read documentation about the address book API.

jvieille’s picture

I am not reaaly a coder, though I tried to code this one.
Any opinion before I'll test this?
This is the only function that seems to be updated

function uc_addresses_load_profile($account) {
+//change for UC Addresses 2 - get the default "shipping" address for Realname
+  $uid = $account->uid;
+  $address = UcAddressesAddressBook::get($uid)->getDefaultAddress("shipping");
+  $aid = $address->aid;
-  getDefaultAddress($type)
-  $aid = _uc_addresses_get_default_address_id($account->uid);
  if (!$aid) {
    // User has no default address, can happen
-  $address = _uc_addresses_db_get_address($account->uid, $aid);
+// end change UC Address 2  
  $fields_list = realname_uc_addresses_get_fields(array());
  foreach ($fields_list['fields'] as $full_field_name => $field) {
    $field_name = $field['field_name'];
    if (isset($address->$field_name)) {
      $account->$full_field_name = $address->$field_name;

  // Extra Fields Pane integration
  if (module_exists('uc_extra_fields_pane')) {
    $values = uc_extra_fields_pane_value_list_load($aid, UCXF_VALUE_ADDRESS);
    foreach ($values as $value) {
      if ($value instanceof UCXF_Value) {
        // UCXF 6.x-2.x future release (September/October 2011)
        $field_name = $value->db_name;
        $account->{UC_ADDRESSES_FIELD_NAME_PREFIX . $field_name} = $value->output();
      else {
        // UCXF 6.x-2.x-dev May 2011
        $field_name = $value['db_name'];
        $account->{UC_ADDRESSES_FIELD_NAME_PREFIX . $field_name} = $value['value'];


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It's been a while since I last looked at integrating modules with RealName. A few quick notes:

  • You don't need to retrieve the address ID. For the 6.x-1.x version this was needed because an ID was needed to find the right address.
  • The method getDefaultAddress() from UcAddressesAddressBook can return NULL, so you have to be beware of that in your code.
  • I think the Extra Fields Pane integration code is no longer needed, because Extra Fields Pane declares its fields to Ubercart Addresses 6.x-2.x.
  • Accessing fields in Ubercart Addresses 6.x-2.x goes a bit differently compared to the 6.x-1.x version. See the documentation.
MegaChriz’s picture

I found an issue for RealName module where it is suggested a hook should be provided: #517844: Add hooks to have modules define support in themselves. I'm not sure if the maintainers still care about the 6.x version. If that's the case, then I'm afraid I will have to close this issue as "won't fix", since there wouldn't be place where this code could live except inside this issue.

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Assigned: MegaChriz » Unassigned
Status: Needs work » Postponed

This issue is marked as postponed until #517844: Add hooks to have modules define support in themselves is fixed. If it seems that #517844: Add hooks to have modules define support in themselves will never be fixed, then this issue will be closed as "won't fix".

jvieille’s picture

I think the issue is solved, just not committed.
I am trying to wake this up