Access 2003 VBA and Windows Username question

Can I use the windows username in a vba function to compare to a value in an access database and then return the security level based on that, I really only need help getting the Windows username from the system to the vba module, help I am constrained to VBA/Access 2003 only and I know that this would take about 5 minutes in C# and SQL Server. Any ideas would be appreciated.
jmcdonald69124Asked:
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mbizupCommented:
Use the following VBA:

strUserName = environ(UserName)
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mbizupCommented:
Except use quotes:

strUserName = environ("username")
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rockiroadsCommented:
U can use the api function, something I prefer cos environment variables can easily be spoofed

add this to a module

Private Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32" Alias "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long

Public Function GetMyUserID() As String

    Dim sBuffer As String
    Dim lSize As Long
   
    sBuffer = Space$(255)
    lSize = Len(sBuffer)
   
    If GetUserName(sBuffer, lSize) = 1 Then
        GetMyUserID = Left$(sBuffer, lstrlenW(StrPtr(sBuffer)))
    Else
        GetMyUserID = ""
    End If

End Function




Now just call GetMyUserID to get your windows logon id
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