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How do I set up an API key for a user?

Hopefully a new release will be made for the API Key extension soon. Here are detailed instructions for creating one manually without needing to get access to your database through phpMyAdmin, mysql ...
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Upgrade to 5.47.x fails with error: Exception: "API error: DB Error: constraint violation on ReportTemplate.create"

The problem here was the Extension Extended Reports - however it's possible that you have a different extension causing the problem. In 5.47.0 CiviGrant component was transferred to an extension. You ...
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How to develop extension that relies on libs brought in by composer

Approaches There are a few different patterns one could follow in connecting Civi extensions with composer: (Broad scope) Site build via composer: The entire web site is defined with a custom ...
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Find CiviCRM version programmatically?

Agree with Chris that System.get is a great API for inspecting the system -- with a trade-off of breadth vs speed. If you need something more performant, use CRM_Utils_System::version(), e.g. $ cv ...
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Where is extension data stored?

Its a bad idea of upgrading as uninstall and install new version of extension. You can upgrade the extension either one of the following two ways: If the extension is listed under CiviCRM extension ...
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Find CiviCRM version programmatically?

I'd use System.get API call. (source) In the return values, there's a value for version which corresponds to the value in civicrm-version.php $ cv api System.get name=version { "is_error": 0, ...
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Implementing a support ticket/help desk system?

You could involve CiviCase, but depending on your needs you may get away with just creating custom Activity Type(s) and custom Activity Statuses. And then given you are doing this in Drupal, I would ...
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How can I run extension DB updates?

The equivalent would be any of these: Navigate to civicrm/admin/extensions/upgrade?reset=1 Navigate to "System Status" or "Manage Extensions". Those pages will link to the above. On CLI, run cv ext:...
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Safe to uninstall Mosaico extension?

Mosaico doesn't create any custom data in CiviCRM, so it is safe to Uninstall the extension. However, any template created in Mosaico will be lost. To uninstall the extension you will need to disable ...
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How to create a hook in an extension?

EDIT This answer is now deprecated, you should use @bgm's answer instead, or for an alternative and possibly cleaner approach, try my other answer All thanks to the code example link in Eric's answer ...
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ContactLayout extension not working with civicrm 5.10

Short answer: you need to update your extensions. Visit your extension admin page and apply all updates. Longer answer: There are incompatibilities between older and newer versions of the ...
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CiviCRM core now includes Flexmailer: how to remove old flexmailer extension?

Here's how we handled this: From within your extensions directory: cv dis mosaicomsgtpl mosaico flexmailer rm -rf org.civicrm.flexmailer cv flush cv en flexmailer mosaico mosaicomsgtpl cv ext:up We'...
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CiviRules and CiviCRM 4.7

I'm in the same boat! Just about to install and enable as we need to trigger email to customer when they submit a profile from WordPress... UPDATE From initial testing it seems to work fine with 4.7....
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Civix reports "Failed to locate civicrm.settings.php"

The generate:api subcommand (and a few others) require access to a working copy of CiviCRM. To locate this, it uses a process reminiscent of drush or wp-cli. For example, if the command-line is ...
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Should I disable extensions prior to upgrading CiviCRM?

In general, I'd recommend no. Some extensions - literally - may not be reinstallable if they aren't qualified for that version of Civi. My recommendation: TAKE BACKUPS!!! Then don't disable ...
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What does LExIM stand for?

LExIM is the new overall release and extension strategy: LEAP BY EXTENSION. ITERATE BY MONTH. It basically means that: CiviCRM development will now happen mostly through extensions, ...
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How to install a not listed Extension?

Here is the documentation from the administrator guide: https://docs.civicrm.org/sysadmin/en/latest/customize/extensions/#installing-a-new-extension There are three steps: Upload extension package ...
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Extensions for 5.0+

The 4.7 -> 5.0 increment is a normal monthly release. There shouldn't be any reason that extensions should break. The shift from 4.7 to 5.x is about changing how version numbers increment, not a major ...
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How to set a id attribute to button?

I believe you cannot set id to a button using php however you can define your own class for the button and use JS to set the id for that class. Here is the snippet to add class for button $this->...
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CiviCRM menu bar corrupted after installing Shoreditch

There has been some work going on to support shoreditch for CiviCRM 5.13. The temporary solution(until a new release is available) is to make the Menu colour to white by navigating to CiviCRM >> ...
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What is the actual status of CiviHR

As far as I know, they had too many issues with the more recent versions of CiviCRM so it's no longer supported. A client of mine had a chat with Jamie @ Compucorp last February (2020) at the ...
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Using event listeners in my extensions

I have found why it was not working. I was looking in the user interface whether my tokens showed up in the list with tokens a user can use. But they did not. After digging all the core code I found ...
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Best practice for dealing with electoral district / constituency?

It sounds like you want to look at the Electoral API extension and at Using CiviCRM for e-advocacy more generally. The Electoral API extension is in beta - we have it in production for a few clients. ...
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Is there an extension for adding a custom field type calculated field?

[UPDATED FOR 2023] The closest equivalent is using SearchKit. You can use either Data Segmentation or text rewrites with Smarty. At the bottom of this answer is a screenshot of a Data Segment to ...
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Has anyone gotten CiviRebux working?

As Chris says, the problem is due to CiviCRM's Data Logging feature having a problem with column names that are MySQL reserved words. As John says, in this case it's the column named desc. I think ...
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How to remove "Extended Demographics"?

The easiest would be if you can find it in the CiviCRM custom groups? Using Administer/Customize Data and Screens/Custom Fields. If that does not work, check the table civicrm_custom_group. You will ...
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Disabling Stripe extension breaks database

Getting your site back online, in phpmyadmin: In table civicrm_extension, enable stripe (change 0 to 1) In table payment_processor, disable any using stripe (change 1 to 0) This should allow your ...
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What are `*.mgd.php` files for?

So a little research takes me to Totten's blog where he lays out the rational for splitting out entity definitions into seperate PHP files. The full definition of the array format is laid out in the ...
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CiviCRM membership component

This functionality already exists in CiviCRM; however, by default it isn't exposed to the UI. Look in the database at civicrm_membership_log. The main difference between what you're describing and ...
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How to create a hook in an extension?

Here is an example of a hook we created for CiviRules: https://lab.civicrm.org/extensions/civirules/blob/master/CRM/Civirules/Utils/HookInvoker.php Hope this helps :-)
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