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getdistinctusers() Function


getdistinctusers( peopleArray )

Retrieves users from a set of users and groups.

See also: topeople()


Keyword Type Description


User or Group Array

The groups or users and groups that you want to convert to the User data type.


User Array

Usage considerations

You can reference a group as a peopleArray value by creating a constant with a User or Group data type and specifying your desired group as its value. Wrap this value with the topeople() function.

getdistinctusers() will only return the first 10,000 users.

getdistinctusers() 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.

Using it in a script task:

getdistinctusers(topeople( cons!group )) when stored as pv!multipleuser returns "user.name1", "user.name2", ...

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.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible

getdistinctusers() Function