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How to get User's full Name in SQL server reporting services.

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Hi,
I have to pass the user's full name into a parameter. I am able to get the userid from Globals.UserId but I am not able to get the user's full name.
Is there any way to get the user's full name (not userid) in SQL server reporting services.

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The answer is 'yes' and 'no'.  There is no built in function that will allow you to retrieve a user's full name.  However, through SQL Enterprise Manager, you can add Active Directory as a linked server and then write SQL statements against Active Directory to get the user's full name.  Here is an article that describes how to create Active Directory as a linked server:

http://www.codeguru.com/Csharp/Csharp/cs_data/searching/article.php/c9953/#more

Hope that helps.

Derrick
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Thanks Derrick,
Is there any way to make assembly and read the AD and use that assembly in SQL Reporting?
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