16.20 - Result Value - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1145-162K
Language
English (United States)
IF the session logon is … THEN …
not directory-based the result value is the session user name.
directory-based If the session maps to a permanent table, the result value is the name of the permanent user.

If the session does not map to a permanent user, the result value is the authcid of the external user.

If you are accessing the Teradata Database through a proxy connection, and you want to get the name of the proxy user, use the CURRENT_USER built-in function.