Are ID of default fields (or SharePoint components) in 14 hive same for SharePoint installed on different machines ?

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Yes the Guid of the default fields like Title, Author, Created etc. stays the same across machines. You can reference them with the SPBuiltInFieldId class. E.g.: SPBuiltInFieldId.Title will give you the Guid of the Title field.

  • I am using CAML query to define content type and I am referring 14-Hive\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\fields\fieldswss.xml for refering existing columns. Nov 17, 2012 at 10:10
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    Yes the GUIDs mentioned in that file are common across different machines too. In fact if you fetch the GUID of a default column through the SPBuiltInFieldId class, it will return the same GUID as mentioned in the fieldswee.xml file. Nov 17, 2012 at 15:03

This link shows SharePoint Default field GUID(ID), Internal Name and Display Name..


and this GUIDs are not changed in any system. They remains same.

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