Returns the value for the specified field for the current session.

This function always reads raw field values from the current user database record. Therefore, the current user field returned by this function is not initialized or calculated when the field is accessed, even if it has an initialization or calculation rule assigned.



Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes1
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions Yes
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes1
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports No
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes1
Search/Dashboard with field references Yes1
1. Except in services.


field The name of the field that contains the information to see.


Text value. Returns the value of the field.


Any field on the Employee business object can be accessed by passing this expression.


CurrentUserField() Example