June 11, 2014
Retrieving a Record's GUID in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013
In past versions of CRM, retrieving a record's ID (GUID) was possible through a number of methods. In CRM 2013 these methods are somewhat limited and a work-around is necessary in order to easily obtain the GUID. I found that I primarily wanted to quickly copy the GUID of the record I was viewing. Based on my preference I researched a method which would allow me to easily find the GUID and also copy the value to the clipboard.
- Create a new bookmark. I like to add the bookmark to my Favorites Bar in IE so that it is accessible.
- Find the newly created bookmark then right click and select Properties. On the General Tab rename the bookmark and call it "Retrieve GUID".
- Navigate to the Web Document Tab and delete the existing data in the URL field.
- Paste the following into the URL portion of the new bookmark:
- Save your bookmark.