Finding the Id (Guid) for a SharePoint List


Finding the Id (Guid) for a SharePoint List: useful staff

Nick Grattan's Blog

There are times when you need to find the Id (a Guid) of a list – for example, when setting the Task list to be used with SharePoint Designer Workflows (see my blog post here). Here’s a simple way of doing this:

  • Navigate to the SharePoint list using the browser.
  • Select the Settings + List Settings menu command.
  • Copy the Url from the browser address bar into Notepad. It will look something like:

http://moss2007/ProjectX/_layouts/listedit.aspx?List=%7B26534EF9%2DAB3A%2D46E0%2DAE56%2DEFF168BE562F%7D

  • Delete everying before and including “List=”.
  • Change “%7B” to “{”
  • Change all “%2D” to “-“
  • Chnage “%7D” to “}”

You are now left with the Id:

{26534EF9-AB3A-46E0-AE56-EFF168BE562F}

Update: See Ken’s Comment for a simpler solution (thanks!):

A (slightly) easier way if you have MOSS 2007 is to go to the List or Library settings as described above, then right-click on the “Audience targeting settings” or “Information management policy settings” links and choose Copy Shortcut.

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