System Functions

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

These functions return metadata type of information about the system being queried.

DATABASE

Synopsis: 

DATABASE()

Input: none

Output: string

Description: Returns the name of the database being queried. In the case of Elasticsearch SQL, this is the name of the Elasticsearch cluster. This function should always return a non-null value.

SELECT DATABASE();

   DATABASE
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elasticsearch

USER

Synopsis: 

USER()

Input: none

Output: string

Description: Returns the username of the authenticated user executing the query. This function can return null in case Security is disabled.

SELECT USER();

     USER
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elastic