I am not able to get the user id to get concatenated at the end of the URL for the profile.

Controller class:

public static User getUser() {
    User myUser = [SELECT Id, Name 
            FROM User WHERE Id =: UserInfo.getUserId() LIMIT 1];

    if(myUser != NULL){
        System.debug('User: ' +myUser);
        return myUser;  
    } else{
        return NULL;

Component's JSController: I have implemented doInit method to initialize User object on the Component and have the user name in the Menu.


<li><ui:outputText value="{!v.user.Name}"/> 

                      <lightning:buttonMenu iconName="utility:down" name="Menu" iconSize="small" onselect="{!c.handleMenuSelect }">
                        <lightning:menuItem label="My Profile" value="Profile"/>
                        <lightning:menuItem label="Logout" value="Logout"/>


handleMenuSelect: function(cmp, event, helper) {

    var selectedMenuItemValue = event.getParam("value");
    if(selectedMenuItemValue == 'Profile'){
         var urlEvent = $A.get("e.force:navigateToURL");
             "url": '/profile/' + component.get("v.user.Id")
    } else if(selectedMenuItemValue == 'Logout'){
       var urlEvent = $A.get("e.force:navigateToURL");
             "url": '/logout' 
  • 1
    By the way, your method should really just be written as: @AuraEnabled public static User getUser() { return [SELECT Name FROM User WHERE Id =: UserInfo.getUserId()]; } – sfdcfox May 12 '17 at 16:54
  • @sfdcfox Sure. I would remove the If-else statements. I think I might need Id field in the Select statement, as I need it to concatenate with profile URL. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 17:35
  • You get Id "for free" whenever you do a query. There's no need to explicitly mention it unless it's the only field you're querying. – sfdcfox May 12 '17 at 17:37
  • @sfdcfox Sounds good. Could you please help me in solving my issue? :) – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 17:40
         "url": '/profile/' + component.get("v.user.Id")

You should retrieve the attribute by its name and the go from there:

         "url": '/profile/' + component.get("v.user").Id

Also, make sure the function's parameter matches the variable name you're using:

handleMenuSelect: function(component, event, helper) {
  • Here is my doInit method JSController: ({ doInit : function(component, event, helper) { var action = component.get("c.getUser"); action.setCallback(this, function(response) { var state = response.getState(); if (component.isValid() && state === "SUCCESS") { component.set("v.user", response.getReturnValue()); } else { console.log("Failed with state: " + state); } }); $A.enqueueAction(action);}, – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 17:55
  • Yayyy! It worked. Thank you so much. \m/ My bad, I didn't see the silly mistake I did with the function's parameter. – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 18:13

Looks like you are passing in cmp to your handleMenuSelect function, but trying to reference it as component ...

try this:

 "url": '/profile/' + cmp.get("v.user.Id")
  • Component seems to be working fine for logout URL. So I don't think I am using a incorrect reference. – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 17:30
  • I apologize. I realized what you just said. Thank you for that. :) – Arnold Jr. May 12 '17 at 18:11

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