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user() Function


user( username, property )

Returns information for a user. locale and timeZone return the user's preference or null if not set.


Keyword Type Description



The username or user object of the user whose information should be retrieved.



The information to retrieve for this user. See Usage considerations.



Usage considerations

The property value accepts the following (case-sensitive) values:

  • firstName
  • middleName
  • lastName
  • displayName (the user's nickname)
  • supervisorName
  • titleName
  • email
  • phoneOffice
  • phoneMobile
  • phoneHome
  • address1
  • address2
  • address3
  • city
  • state
  • province
  • zipCode
  • country
  • locale
  • timeZone
  • customField1
  • customField2
  • customField3
  • customField4
  • customField5
  • customField6
  • customField7
  • customField8
  • customField9
  • customField10
  • uuid
  • created
  • status
  • userTypeId
  • userTypeName

Note:  user() cannot be used to define a column of process report data or in a process event.


You can copy and paste these examples into the expression rule designer to see how this works.

user("mike.smith","created") returns 12/20/05 10:36 PM GMT

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Custom Record Field Expressions Incompatible
Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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user() Function