USERPRINCIPALNAME DAX Function (Information) Volatile

Returns the user principal name.



This expression has no parameters.

Return values

Scalar A single string value.

Returns the name of the user as their email address, aka


This function is not supported in calculated tables/columns.

Despite the metadata exposed, this function does not work on Analysis Services 2016.

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--  USERNAME is the local user name (same as USERPRINCIPALNAME using 
--  Azure AS and Power BI Service)
--  USEROBJECTID is the security identifier in Active Directory and 
--  Azure Active Directory
--  USERPRINCIPALNAME is the user principal name, typically the user 
--  email (it could be different in Active Directory on-premises)
    ( "USERNAME",           USERNAME () ),

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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