PATH | Alteryx Tips – Two Ways to Include Username in Workflow

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On this tip you will learn how to insert the variable username on an Alteryx workflow. This formula can be useful to create a access log on a workflow used by more than on user at different times, as it can be seen bellow.


Fórmula 1: GetEnvironmentVariable(“USERNAME”)


Returns the environment variable specified in Name. To get a list of environment variables, go to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables. A list of system variables appears. Any value from this can be used.’



Dica 2: ReadRegistryString(‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Volatile Environment’, ‘USERNAME’)


ReadRegistryString(Key, ValueName, DefaultValue=”): Returns a value from the registry. This function exists because the previous formula wasn’t always around.