Is it possible to get the Unique Id from a listitem in a custom SharePoint 2010 list? I've added a custom ribbon action so far where I can get the id, but that's an integer (0,1,2,3,...) I need the unique Guid of that listitem.

Anyone knows if this is possible and if so, how can it be done?


  • why not integet Id so you can use GetItemById method?
    – Hamed
    May 22, 2012 at 10:56
  • The problem with this is that the listitems change a lot. If someone gets the id, the listitem can allready be gone. That's why I use the UniqueId, so I won't get any mistakes. And I can use the GetItemByUniqueId() method to get it also. May 22, 2012 at 11:09

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Here is a script that gets the UniqueId of a list item:

<script type="text/javascript">

          var itemId = ....; // change to the real id
          var listTitle = .... // the list title

          var ctx = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
          var list = ctx.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle(listTitle);

          var item = list.getItemById(itemId);

                  function ()
                     alert('Request succeeded. \n\nRetrieved Item is: ' + item.get_item('UniqueId'));

                  function(sender, args)
                          alert('Request failed. \nError: ' + args.get_message() + '\nStackTrace: ' + args.get_stackTrace());
        }, "sp.js");

Hint: If your ribbon action is used in a list view, then you could use the following to get the current list:

var listId = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedList();
var list = ctx.get_web().get_lists().getById(listId);

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