I want to get the ID of a list item each time an item created.

I have a list with couple of columns, one of columns is type Image. I want to have a list view which will show only the column Image, but when user clicks on the image he/she should get a pop up display form.

So, I want to know if it is possible to get the ID of the created item?

Basically I need to get item ID for this link:


Afterwards I know how and what to do.


  • SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint Designer (I can only use SPD as a tool. I am not allowed to use Visual Studio.)

2 Answers 2


Create a calculated column and concat "https://link/sites/sitename/Lists/listname/DispForm.aspx?ID=" and item id. This will suffice your requirement. Also if you want to display column value as a link, check out this link.

If workflow is an option, you can start a workflow on item created and set a hyperlink column with item's display form URL. Check the screenshow below: enter image description here

Update list item:

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  • I know all of this, but how to get item ID automatically?
    – Danilo
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 13:17
  • can you use workflow?
    – Taran Goel
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 13:18
  • Yes. I can use it.
    – Danilo
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 13:19
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    Then write a workflow which will update a hyperlink column. you can always find a current item ID in workflow. I'll update my answer
    – Taran Goel
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 13:20
  • 1
    I would suggest using current Item URL though!
    – Taran Goel
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 13:28

I'd just like to add for anyone still looking for this:

Using ID in a calculated column will not work once a new item is created or a current one is edited - The Workflow option is the best/ only option.

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