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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. – Ravi Ranjan Nov 17 '12 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. – Vardhaman Deshpande Nov 17 '12 at 15:03
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This link shows SharePoint Default field GUID(ID), Internal Name and Display Name..

http://sharepointmalarkey.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/sharepoint-internal-field-names-sharepoint-2010/

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

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