I'm using Pete's great way of creating Drupal users by adding a tag, but was wondering (as Michael McAndrew did in the comments on that page) how a different username could be auto-created, e.g. email address or even firstnamelastname. (Presumably the Rule would fail if a duplicate username occurred?)

And bonus question: on the same page Coleman mentioned potentially using Rules to remove the tag and clean up, but I can't work out which action this would be under. Any pointers?

  • Have you had any luck figuring this one out? thanks\
    – Yossi
    Mar 10, 2016 at 20:25
  • I used the patch in the answer. It failed on application, so I had to manually apply, but it works.
    – Tenz
    Mar 12, 2016 at 0:51

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There's an unreviewed patch to the CiviCRM Entity module that tackles this.

To clean up and remove a tag, you can easily set up CiviRules to just delete a tag as soon as it's created.

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    have you tested it and marked it as 'reviewed by community' to help push it along?
    – petednz - fuzion
    Nov 18, 2015 at 5:13
  • Haven't had time to test it yet!
    – Tenz
    Nov 19, 2015 at 1:34

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