Using the User() function in t a Formula-URL field

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I am having trouble using the User() function in a Formula-Url field. This is a button that, when clicked, it's supposed to update a record with certain values. The formula looks like this:

URLRoot() & "db/" & Dbid() & "?act=API_EditRecord&rid=" & [Record ID#] & & "&_fid_61=Complete"
& "&_fid_96=" &User()
& "&_fid_64=" &Now()


The button works as expected, except that the user field (fid_96) does not get updated with the current user. Everything else does.

Am I not using this function correctly? Is there another way to have this field updated with the current username when the button is clicked?

Thanks in advance.

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URLRoot() & "db/" & Dbid() & "?act=API_EditRecord&rid=" & [Record ID#] & "&_fid_61=Complete"
& "&_fid_96=" & totext(User())
& "&_fid_64=" &Now()

You just need to wrap the User() with ToText
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What worked for me was passing the User() function as an email as follows:

"&_fid_96=" & UserToEmail(User())