1 user.module user_load($uid, $reset = FALSE)

Loads a user object.

Backdrop has a global $user object, which represents the currently-logged-in user. So to avoid confusion and to avoid clobbering the global $user object, it is a good idea to assign the result of this function to a different local variable, generally $account. If you actually do want to act as the user you are loading, it is essential to call backdrop_save_session(FALSE); first. See Safely impersonating another user for more information.


$uid: Integer specifying the user ID to load.

$reset: TRUE to reset the internal cache and load from the database; FALSE (default) to load from the internal cache, if set.

Return value

A fully-loaded user object upon successful user load, or FALSE if the user: cannot be loaded.

See also



core/modules/user/user.module, line 293
Enables the user registration and login system.


function user_load($uid, $reset = FALSE) {
  $users = user_load_multiple(array($uid), array(), $reset);
  return reset($users);