How to get Site Column Id in SharePoint without writing code (using UI)

Many a times we need site column id to be used somewhere or the other and for that we might require to get it reasonably quickly and moreover without having to write any code to fetch it. I am going to show you how you can do that, let’s begin Step1: Navigate to Site Settings of your SharePoint Site clip_image00b2 Step2: Select “Site Content Types” from the Galleries group. It will show you list of content types as below clip_image00n4 Step3: Select the content type which contains your site column. It will display the settings page for the content type as below clip_image00a6 Step4: Select the column for which you need to get the ID. It will take you to the column settings page as shown below imagebacground Step5: While on this page notice the URL in your browser, which will be similar to below http://yoursiteurl/_layouts/ManageContentTypeField.aspx?ctype=0x010105&Field=UIVersion&Fid={8e334549-c2bd-4110-9f61-672971be6504} Notice that the Fid at the end of the URL is your site column Id Important note:
In your browser URL, this string may be encoded, so what you see is this:
Fid=%7B8e334549%2Dc2bd%2D4110%2D9f61%2D672971be6504%7D Explanation of the encoding: %7B = “{“ %2D = “-“ %7D = “}” Hope this helps somebody out there

5 thoughts on “How to get Site Column Id in SharePoint without writing code (using UI)

  1. Hi,

    i'm getting error in while saving child site template – error exporting site field named ''.

    I've created content type in parent level and included above lookup field name.
    how to resolve it?


  2. Nice post but I get error saying may be in a list in site collection or sub site… 🙁 how can I search for a field ID?

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