SESSION_USER

Return the user name of the current context in the current database.

Syntax
      SESSION_USER

Use this function with DEFAULT Table Constraints to automatically populate a column.

Examples

SELECT CONVERT(char(20), SESSION_USER);

SELECT 'The current user is: '+ SESSION_USER;

CREATE TABLE ptr
(
ptr_id int IDENTITY(5000, 1) NOT NULL,
ptr_text char(100),
entered_by_user nchar(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT SESSION_USER
)

"Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it" ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Related commands:

SYSTEM_USER - Windows login name
USER / USER_NAME / CURRENT_USER - name of the current user


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