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a!userRecordIdentifier() Function


a!userRecordIdentifier( users )

Returns a value of type Record Identifier for each user passed to the function.

See also: Post Event to Feed Smart Service, Post System Event to Feed Smart Service


Keyword Type Description


User Array

The array of users for whom record identifiers are to be created.


Record Identifier Array

Usage considerations

This function can be used for both active and deactivated users.

The expression will fail to evaluate and an error will occur if the users field contains invalid users.


NOTE: To make the following expression valid, replace "john.smith" and "jane.doe" with valid usernames in your environment.

a!userRecordIdentifier(users: {"john.smith", "jane.doe"}) returns an array of two Record Identifier values with the first pointing to John Smith's User record the second pointing to Jane Doe's User record.

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

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

a!userRecordIdentifier() Function