Finding the Guid for a SharePoint List or View

There will be several times when you need the Guid or ID of list or view – for example while passing these in for adding, updating or deleting list item in SharePoint through List service or when setting the Task list to be used with SharePoint Designer Workflows. Here is a simple way to accomplish the same.

For List:

  1. Navigate SharePoint site
  2. From “Settings” menu select “List Settings
  3. Copy the entire URL and paste in any text editor

It would look something like this:


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

You are now left with the following:


For View:

For View’s GUID you can perform the same steps

In case of View its little tedious, because when you will copy the link in text editor it will also consist of GUID of list and url of Source.

For example it would be something like this


So you have to be careful while removing unnecessary part from the copied link

Everything else is same.

Thats it 🙂

Hope this helps

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