16.20 - Result Value - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1145-162K
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.