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touser() Function


touser( value )

Converts a value to User.


Keyword Type Description


Any Type

Value to convert.



Usage considerations

The value parameter accepts User, Text, Binary, People, and Array types.

When operating on arrays, it is not necessary to use apply with touser. If multiple parameters are passed, or one parameter is an Array, then touser will return a User Array.


touser("john.doe") returns john.doe.

touser("john.doe","jane.doe") and touser({"john.doe","jane.doe"}) both return {john.doe, jane.doe}

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

touser() Function