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Adding 'everyone' to a new group


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7 September 2011 at 10:26am Community Member, 233 Posts

I've created a new group type called 'newsletter', and I want to add everyone (about 2000 people) to this list (then i'll manually remove the few that don't want to receive newsletters).

Is there an easy way of doing this? I cant seem to see how without going through each person individually...

Ryan M.

7 September 2011 at 12:09pm Community Member, 309 Posts

You could write a small function within SS that copies the users over and then visit the function's address in the browser to trigger it.


7 September 2011 at 12:45pm Community Member, 233 Posts

ok, if there is no function within the CMS, i'll probably do it by exporting a CSV file of all the members, opening in excel, removing all the data but the ID, and then importing again into Group_Member table..


7 September 2011 at 2:17pm Community Member, 215 Posts

Hey - no need for the export you can just do a little function like this:

function MoveGroups(){
   $oldGroupID = "1";
   $newGroupID = "2";
   $oldGroup = DataObject::get_one('Group', "ID = $oldGroupID");
   $newGroup = DataObject::get_one('Group', "ID = $newGroupID");
   foreach ($oldGroup->Members() as $member) {

Then if you set the IDs to be the correct groups and run the function it'll move them over. I haven't actually tested that code so you may need to play with it a lil to get it to work.