Using SMLets Beta 3 Post #5–Getting the GUID ID of an Object

Published Feb 15 2019 06:39 AM 400 Views
First published on TECHNET on May 12, 2011

Let’s say you are doing some fancy stuff like manually crafting some notifications like this blog post:

…and you want to be able to send the notification to a specific user (or group) using the portion of the rule configuration XML that looks like this:

<WorkflowArrayParameter Name=" PrimaryUserList " Type=" string ">

<Item> d37d441f-20e2-134b-1fea-2f708188bfb2 </Item>


You need to know the GUID of the user ID to put in the <Item> element.

How do you get that?  Well – use SMLets of course!

Here is an easy example:

Get-SCSMObject –Class (Get-SCSMClass –Name System.Domain.User) –Filter “UserName -eq twright” | Format-Table ID, DisplayName

Looks like this:

Then you can just copy the GUID right out of the PowerShell window there!

Update : 12/7/2011

If you try to do this for a work item object it won’t behave the same way though because there is a System.WorkItem.Id property that is inherited to all work item classes.  In order to get the GUID ID in that case you need to do a special trick.

You can use either the Get_ID() method or the PSObject… approach to get at the underlying object and get the GUID of it.

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