CURRENT_USER( )

This MySQL function returns the user name and the host that were given by the user for the current MySQL connection. It may not always return the same results as USER( ).

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

CURRENT_USER( )

Explanation

This function returns the user name and the host that were given by the user for the current MySQL connection. There are no arguments for the function. It may not always return the same results as USER( ).

Examples

SELECT CURRENT_USER( ), USER( );

+----------------+------------------+
| CURRENT_USER( ) | USER( )         |
+----------------+------------------+
| ''@localhost   | russel@localhost |
+----------------+------------------+

In this example, the user logged in to the mysql client with the user name russel (missing one l in the name), but because there isn't an account for that user, the client logged in with the anonymous (i.e., '') account.