Finding the Id (Guid) for a SharePoint List

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There are times when you need to find the Id (a Guid) of a list – for example, when using jquery to pull data from a list. 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:


Delete everything before and including “List=”

To be left with


Now put this into a text editor such as notepad use find replace to

Change “%7B” to “{”

Change all “%2D” to “-“

Chnage “%7D” to “}”

You are now left with the Id:



Which is the GUID


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