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vigneshmani05 Regular Visitor
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USERPRINCIPALNAME() and USERNAME() returns same result

Hi All,

I am facing issue with USERPRINCIPALNAMEand USERNAME both returning same result login name in my destop file.
when i publish to app.powerbi.com am seeing result as login email for both!!! 

Any one faced this issue and have any solution for it
Thanks in advance!!

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V-pazhen-msft Established Member
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Re: USERPRINCIPALNAME() and USERNAME() returns same result

@vigneshmani05 

 

In Power BI Desktop, username() returns a user in the format of DOMAIN\User and userprincipalname() returns a user in the format of username@microsoft.com

 

In Power BI Service, username() and userprincipalname() both return the userprincipalname, which is the email address format.

Best,
Paul

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vigneshmani05 Regular Visitor
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Re: USERPRINCIPALNAME() and USERNAME() returns same result

Hi @V-pazhen-msft  yes thats the expected behavior, but in desktop iam getting DOMAIN\User for both the function. Not sure why this is happening in desktop, am using latest version nov 2019.

V-pazhen-msft Established Member
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Re: USERPRINCIPALNAME() and USERNAME() returns same result

@vigneshmani05 

Is your account assigned to a domain? Please first check with your UPN with "whoami" in cmd.
One of my collegue also experienced the same issue, where both functions return his computer name(Desktop_xxxx\name) instead of account name. . This is because he was removed from the domain. 

Paul

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