Before I start, let me just say that I have no experience with Sharepoint. Because of this I do not have the necessary knowledge of the different terminology, so bare with me.

That said, I'm currently working on a project in which our client has a Sharepoint server which delivers a XML file(RSS) with a list of documents (http://MySite/_vti_bin/ListData.svc/MyList). We created our own Sharepoint server for testing purposes which also returns a similar XML file.

Every <entry></entry> tag contains a list of <m:properties xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/metadata" xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices"> which resemble the columns I select in the Document Library Settings List page.

Now my question is, how can I add the (Document)GUID column to the properties list? (the GUID column is not available from the "add from existing site columns" page)


here is another way to get the list data as XML, may be that help you. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2009/05/01/getting-xml-data-from-a-sharepoint-list-the-easy-way.aspxenter link description here

  • Stop posting link-only answers! When the link breaks, your answer will be of no help to future readers! – Robert Lindgren Dec 25 '13 at 8:51
  • This does not solve my problem, since this is a different representation of data. I need to change the data it returns. – Jaap Oudejans Dec 27 '13 at 9:21

We solved this by using the unique document IDs instead of GUIDs.


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