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Insert Current User Name
Pastes the current user name into the specified field in the current record.
See also 
Insert Current User Name [Select; <table::field>]
Select entire contents replaces the contents of a field with the current user name. If you do not select this option, Insert Current User Name adds the value of the current user name to the end of the field's existing data.
Go to target field specifies the field to paste into.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
If the specified field does not exist on the layout where the script is being performed, Insert Current User Name returns an error code which can be captured with the Get(LastError) function.
User name is the FileMaker Pro user, an editable field displayed on the General tab of the Preferences dialog box. To track user access to a database with more security, use the Get(AccountName) function to return the current user’s account name.
In FileMaker WebDirect, Insert Current User Name pastes the current user’s account name, not the current user name.
If you manually select field data before you run this script step in FileMaker WebDirect, the script step performs as if you did not make a selection. To select field data before you run this script step in FileMaker WebDirect, use the Set Selection script step.
Example 1 
Goes to the Email History layout, inserts the current user name in the Sent by field, then goes to the original layout.
Go to Layout ["Email History"]
Insert Current User Name [Select; Emails::Sent by]
Go to Layout [original layout]
Related topics 
Set Field script step
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