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USER

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
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The following example selects those records where the last name ($PIECE(Name,',',1) or the first name (without the middle initial) matches the current user name:

SELECT Name FROM Sample.Person 
WHERE %SQLUPPER(USER)=%SQLUPPER($PIECE(Name,',',1)) 
OR %SQLUPPER(USER)=%SQLUPPER($PIECE($PIECE(Name,',',2),' ',1))
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See Also

CREATE USER, GRANT