In a list-view filter, I think I want to use either [Me] or [Current User].

I can't find a list of possible filter variables with their possible resolutions anywhere (Sharepoint Server 2010).

What values do these resolve to? That is, does me return a text value of Doe, John or Doe,John or John Doe or Mr. John Doe?

I am interested in the same information for [Me]. Does anyone have a clue?

  • can i have a variable returns the user name without the domain suffix ? Jun 24, 2019 at 15:10

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The [Me] reference is a type of function in SharePoint / Office. Use the following link to see the official documentation on Formulas and Functions. This isn't exactly the side-by-side comparison you are looking for but, it does detail things fairly well.

Specifically speaking, if you go into Information | Me Function you will see what they have listed to explain how [Me] works. They explain that "...returns the current user name." as well.

  • I understand that it returns the "current user name" - my question is: what is the format? What does it look like when it gets returned. Your link doesn't help me any here.
    – bgmCoder
    Aug 7, 2013 at 20:21
  • @BGM Should be DOMAIN\username. :) Aug 8, 2013 at 15:43
  • Say, could you propose that as an answer?
    – bgmCoder
    Sep 9, 2014 at 14:43
  • "Use the following link to see the official documentation..." - where is this link you speak of? EDIT: I see now that it was removed because the link died. I believe that makes this answer no longer an answer. Jul 2, 2015 at 15:07

[Me] is most of time used in making views when we to filter items So that user can not view others data, i.e.

Here is a link to official documentation

list-view filter

  • That's nice information, but it is not an answer to the question. Can you add something to make this an answer?
    – bgmCoder
    Jun 24, 2014 at 15:25

The short answer is:

[Me] = domain\username

It is returned as the login name with the domain prefixed.

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