Returns the identity type (such as employee, external contact, and so on) of the user associated with the current session. Use this function if you have business rules that are associated with a certain identity type. See Development Information for information about user types.

The identity type comes from the subtype of the user business object. Every user is represented by an instance of a business object that implements the identity contract. The name of the identity contract is the identity type. By default, the business objects that implement the identity contract are employee and external contact, although your tenant may have others, such as partner.



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) Yes
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) Yes
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 No
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes1
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes1
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes1
Search/Dashboard with field references No
1. Except in services.



Return Value

Text value.



The example above returns "Employee."