[rt-users] using _CurrentUser_ in a saved search?

Drew Barnes barnesaw at ucrwcu.rwc.uc.edu
Wed Jan 30 13:07:52 EST 2008

IIRC it should be 2 _ characters.

Alex J. Avriette wrote:
> I have a search I'm trying to fix that currently looks like:
>  Queue = 'Helpdesk' and Owner = 'aavriette' and LastUpdated < '7 days' 
> and LastUpdated > '-7 days'
> The LastUpdated thing smells like a hack to me, but it seems to work. 
> I'd like to be able to say "and Owner = '_CurrentUser_'" but when I 
> do, I get nothing. If I remove the ticks around currentuser, I get 
> Error near ->_CurrentUser_<- expecting a VALUE in ' Queue = 'Helpdesk' 
> AND Owner = _CurrentUser_ [ ... ]
> Since we have TPS reports to file weekly, I'm trying to give our users 
> a "rolling 7 day window" of what they've updated in the last week. I 
> want to then save the search, name it appropriately, and then add it 
> to their "at a glance" page so they all have it and don't have to work 
> too hard to get this information.
> How do I properly use the CurrentUser variable? By the way, I did look 
> at the wiki, and it has the stuff that got me to where I am (it was 
> helpful, like letting me know I could use "negative days") and I used 
> the "google trick" on the mailing list archives, but I didn't see 
> anything appropriate. Apologies in advance if this has been answered; 
> I'll update the wiki with this as an example (seems useful to me) when 
> I get it figured out.
> Many thanks,
> alex
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