How can I run a query in the views in the context of the user? E.g. using EntityFieldQuery I can run

$query->addMetaData('account', user_load(1));

is there any equivalent for $view->query?

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I've found possibility to do it in hook_views_post_build:

function MY_MODYLE_views_post_build($view) {
  if($view->name == 'MY_VIEW_NAME') {
    $query = $view->build_info['query'];
    $query->addMetaData('account', user_load(47));

I've noticed that we have SelectQuery object only after query build (in views.inc $this->query->build($this);).

After it only one hook is executed views_post_build.

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