Description

Gets information about the specified user from the buddy list, deny list, and permit list.

Syntax

array = getBuddyInfo(name)

See also

addBuddygetBuddyListremoveBuddyUsing the GatewayHelper object in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

Parameters

Parameter

Description

name

The unique instant messaging user name for the person about whom you want to get information.

Returns

An array of structures, with one structure for each information record found. The method finds one record for each group that the user belongs to in each of the lists (buddy, permit, deny) that contains the specified name. Each structure has the following fields. Some fields might not be meaningful for some IM protocols. If there is no information for a field, it is blank.

Field

Description

BUDDYNAME

The user's unique ID.

BUDDYGROUP

The group to which the user belongs.

BUDDYNICKNAME

The nickname that you have assigned to the user.

BUDDYPROTOCOL

The instant messaging protocol. JABBER (for XMPP) or SAMETIME, or an empty string (if the server did not return a value).

BUDDYSTATUS

The user's presence state, can by any of the following:

  • ONLINE
  • OFFLINE
  • AWAY
  • DND (displays as DO NOT DISTURB)
  • NA (displays as NOT AVAILABLE)
  • FREE_TO_CHAT (displays as FREE TO CHAT)
  • IDLE
    XMPP only
  • NA (displays as NOT AVAILABLE)
  • FREE_TO_CHAT (displays as FREE TO CHAT)
  • IDLE
    Sametime only
  • IDLE

BUDDYSIGNONTIME

The date and time when the user signed onto the IM server. Empty if the user is not currently signed on. Always an empty string for XMPP and Sametime.

BUDDYSTATUSTIME

The date and time when the user's status most recently changed.

BUDDYCUSTOMAWAYMESSAGE

The custom away message that the user has set to explain the current status, if any.

BUDDYOWNER

A string representing the client and protocol associated with this ID, in the format client@protocol.

BUDDYLISTTIYPE

The type of list that this buddy record is in; one of the following:

  • BUDDY_LIST- The list of users whose presence status information the gateway can receive.
  • DENY_LIST - The list of users who cannot get presence information about the gateway ID.
  • PERMIT_LIST - The list of users who can send presence information messages to the gateway ID.
  • REVERSE_LIST - The list of users who do not allow messages to us.

BUDDYIDLETIME

If the buddy status is IDLE, how long the buddy has been idle. Always 0 for XMPP or SameTime.

BUDDYISMOBILE

True or False, indicating whether the user is on a mobile device. Always False for XMPP or SameTime.

BUDDYWARNINGPERCENT

The user's warning percentage value. Always 0 for XMPP or SameTime.

Example

See  Using the GatewayHelper object in the Developing ColdFusion Applications, which uses all GatewayHelper class methods. For an example of using this method to get the buddy custom away message, see onBuddyStatus.----

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