I'm currently running SharePoint 2016 and have Document ID service enabled. Knew that once I enable the Document ID service, documents' URL will change from ~/DOCLIB/filename.xlsx to ~/_layouts/15/DocIDRedir.aspx?ID=BLAH. I was fine with that.

Recently got a new project that will have to use the Excel Service (/Model); so I followed the Microsoft documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/basic-uri-structure-and-path; the example the documentation had was : ServerName/_vti_bin/ExcelRest.aspx/Docs/Documents/sampleWorkbook.xlsx/model

and of course I replaced the URL path with documentID URL like below ServerName/_vti_bin/ExcelRest.aspx/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=BLAH/Model and I got "sorry, something went wrong" error.

Does anybody using both services and know how to get around the issue that I'm having or is there a way to get default URL path and still keeping the Document ID?

Thank you.

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Just want to update for someone out there wondering about this. It appears that the REST URL of the Excel services only works when Document ID service is DISABLED. Don't have much choice, I've decided to disable the Document ID feature. Interesting thing though, even though it is turned off - I was able to still use the URL for that was generated with DocID.

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