FM - Get Functions for Computer Name/IP Address?

In Filemaker, are there Get functions are some other way to identify the computer name and/or ip address?  I don't see them.  Thanks.
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North2AlaskaSenior EngineerCommented:
When editing a calculation, on the right hand side there is a list of functions.  Above the list is a popup that allows you to select the GET functions.
rvfowler2Author Commented:
Yes, I went to these list of Get functions, but don't see a GetIPaddress for the local machine, just GetHostIPaddress.
Will LovingPresident, Dedication Technologies, Inc.Commented:
Get( AccountName ) will give you the Login name of the current user

Get( UserName ) will give you either the name of the current Windows or Macintosh Account Name, OR, if the user has entered something in the "Other:" field in FileMaker's "User Name" preferences it will show that.

Get( SystemIPAddress ) will get you the local computers IP

Get( HostIPAddress ) will get you the IP address of a connected server running FMS )

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rvfowler2Author Commented:
Thanks, Will, Get( SystemIPAddress ) was what I was looking for.  We have various printers in our office and my printer scripts send one's print jobs to their closest printer.  These have been hardcoded before, but not that I've entered everyone's IP address into the employee table, I can use the Get( SystemIPAddress ) to identify the person dynamically and send them to the correct printer.  (I like IP address rather than username because every so often, someone goes to another PC to do their work.)
Will LovingPresident, Dedication Technologies, Inc.Commented:
Two other ways of identifying a unique user are:

1) Get ( SystemNICAddress ) which get the unique address of the Ethernet port

2) Get ( DesktopPath ) which can be used with the PatternCount() function to look for the volume name (useful on a Mac) or a specific user account.
rvfowler2Author Commented:
Thanks.
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