has anyone found a way to check if the current user is a sysadmin without consuming a query? Seems like something that should be easily determined using Describe but haven't seen a solution to this. Used frequently in my org, and would be great to get rid of a query. Thanks.


No, you can't. For this purpose, we created a CurrentUserInfo class that has a number of values automatically lazy-loaded from the database on first use, and cached later uses. A simplified version of our code might look like this:

public class CurrentUserInfo {
  public static Boolean isAdmin = false;
  static {
    for(PermissionSetAssignment psa: [SELECT PermissionSet.PermissionsModifyAllData FROM PermissionSetAssignment WHERE AssigneeId = :UserInfo.getUserId()]) {
      isAdmin |= psa.PermissionSet.PermissionsModifyAllData;

You can add more logic to this to cache as much information as you'd like about the current user. Yes, you still get hit with a query, but only once per transaction, no matter how many times you use it. Actual use of the class works as you might expect:

if(CurrentUserInfo.isAdmin) { // they are an administrator...
  • Also include AND PermissionsCustomizeApplication = TRUE check to ensure its Sys Admin Jun 5 '19 at 14:26

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