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A function that returns the user name of the current user.
Synopsis
USER

{fn USER}
{fn USER()}
Description
USER takes no arguments and returns the user name (also referred to as the authorization ID) of the current user. The general function does not allow parentheses; the ODBC scalar function can specify or omit the empty parentheses.
A user name is defined with the CREATE USER command.
Typical uses for USER are in the SELECT statement select list or in the WHERE clause of a query. In designing a report, USER can be used to print the current user for whom the report is being produced.
Examples
The following example returns the current user name:
SELECT USER AS CurrentUser
The following example selects the name and record creation date information for those records created by the current user:
SELECT Name FROM Sample.Person WHERE Name = USER
See Also
CREATE USER GRANT