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User & Security DDL (Roles)

# USE ROLE¶

Specifies the active/current role for the session. The currently-active role sets the context that determines whether the current user has the necessary privileges to access an object or perform an action.

## Syntax¶

USE ROLE <name>


## Parameters¶

name

Specifies the identifier for the role to use for the session. If the identifier contains spaces or special characters, the entire string must be enclosed in double quotes. Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

## Usage Notes¶

• To use a role, the role must have been granted to the user.

• Only a single role can be active at a time for a user session.