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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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In chapter 17 you discuss using the Profile in the .cs files to access the user's profile data. The Profile variable seems to be valid in other pages, but in my case it does not seem to "see" the data in the database.

I am trying to redirect the user to MyProfile.aspx after login if his or her profile is missing. In Login.aspx.cs I test Profile.FirstName == String.Empty. If false I redirect to the MyProfile.aspx page with a query string subsequently displayed asking the user to fill in his profile. But on Login.aspx.cs Profile.FirstName is always String.Empty and MyProfile.aspx has blank fields. Yet when I click directly to MyProfile.aspx the fields, i.e., the TextBoxes are filled in.

What am I missing?
Old January 14th, 2011, 03:40 AM
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Hi there,

The Profile object is not available (yet) in the Login page. In order to use the Profile you need to be logged in. Creating the Profile is done early in the page's life cycle and before the user logs in on the Login page. So, shortly after you log in, the Profile isn't there yet. Only on a subsequent request, when you're logged in, is the Profile created and available.

Take a look at the Practical Personalization Tips on page 651 for short tips of working around this.


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