getting the user ID in wordpress


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i have created a file called testsave.php which is writing in the database of the wordpress like this

$content1 = '<img class="alignnone  wp-image-11" src="'.$file.'.png" alt="" />';
$sql = "INSERT INTO wp_njvt_posts (post_date,post_date_gmt,post_author, post_content, post_title, post_excerpt, post_password, post_name, to_ping, pinged, post_content_filtered, guid, post_mime_type)
VALUES (NOW(),NOW(),'1','', '', '', '','$file','','','','$file','')";

testsave.php was placed in /wp-includes now i need to use the user ID to be inserted with the data in the database

i have tried to place this code in the file and use $current_user->ID instead of '1' to get the user ID but that did not work

$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
 * @example Safe usage: $current_user = wp_get_current_user();
 * if ( !($current_user instanceof WP_User) )
 *     return;
echo 'Username: ' . $current_user->user_login . '<br />';
echo 'User email: ' . $current_user->user_email . '<br />';
echo 'User first name: ' . $current_user->user_firstname . '<br />';
echo 'User last name: ' . $current_user->user_lastname . '<br />';
echo 'User display name: ' . $current_user->display_name . '<br />';
echo 'User ID: ' . $current_user->ID . '<br />';

any idea of how to place the user id in the inserted data in the database?