Fishing an ItemID from a URL – the easy way

I’ve recently started to follow Jeremy Jameson’s blog – He knows lots about MOSS and the associated technologies, and he always seems to be coming up with little “gems” of information. The post that led me to his blog was one he wrote where you can create a bookmark or quicklink which extracts the ItemID from the current URL in a browser.

It’s a neat trick and could easily be expanded to a little toolbox of functionality for people who are constantly pulling things out of querystrings (like me). From his blog:


Parse List Item ID

How do I install the browser button?

For Internet Explorer users:

  1. Right click the Parse List Item ID link and choose Add to Favorites.
  2. A security alert dialog will warn you that the link may be unsafe. Click Yes.
  3. In the Save in dropdown list, choose Links. Click Add.

For Firefox users:

  1. Drag the Parse List Item ID link to your Links/Bookmarks toolbar.
How do I uninstall the browser button?

For Internet Explorer users:

  1. Right click the Parse List Item ID button on the Favorites toolbar and choose Delete.
  2. A confirmation dialog will warn you that the button will be permanently deleted. Click Yes.

For Firefox users:

  1. Right click the Parse List Item ID button on the Links/Bookmarks toolbar and choose Delete.
  2. A confirmation dialog will warn you that the button will be permanently deleted. Click Yes.

Cheers!

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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