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Bruno Galvao
Accidentally deleted user in database....
October 7, 2011 8:53 AM
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Bruno Galvao

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I deleted a user from the Users table in the database.
Now when I try to recreate the user in the Control Panel, I get the following error when i try the same screename:
"The screen name you requested is associated with an existing friendly URL. "

How do I remove the user's friendly URL?

Thanks,
Bruno
Arvind Mishra
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
October 7, 2011 12:00 PM
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Arvind Mishra

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You can remove it from Layout table.
Bruno Galvao
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
October 7, 2011 12:07 PM
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Bruno Galvao

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Arvind Mishra:
You can remove it from Layout table.



Hey Thanks for the information. How would I know which row belongs to the deleted user if there is no column with userId?
There are multiple rows with the friendly URL \home I just do know which one is the correct one to delete.

Thanks!
Bruno Galvao
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
October 7, 2011 12:49 PM
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Bruno Galvao

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Bruno Galvao:
Arvind Mishra:
You can remove it from Layout table.



Hey Thanks for the information. How would I know which row belongs to the deleted user if there is no column with userId?
There are multiple rows with the friendly URL \home I just do know which one is the correct one to delete.

Thanks!



I deleted the user from the Groups_ table and I was able to recreate.
I did not have to delete anything from the Layout table.
Subhash Shah
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
January 10, 2013 8:16 PM
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Subhash Shah

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I know its an older thread, but just to update, I was facing the same problem but the solution worked for me too.
Mika Koivisto
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
January 10, 2013 10:38 PM
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Mika Koivisto

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Don't delete anything directly from the database use the API or UI otherwise you'll end up corrupting the the database.
Hitoshi Ozawa
RE: Accidentally deleted user in database....
January 19, 2013 9:50 AM
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Hitoshi Ozawa

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Mika, these guys already corrupted their databases. User table is also related to the contact table and several other tables.

Also, if you're going to do any direct database operation (even though you're not really suppose to them on liferay tables),
create a backup so you'll be able to go back to what you had.

That said, it probably was better to recreate an user in the user table checking other tables for keys.