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Locate a List Template Identifier in SharePoint 2007


I received a comment on the GraceHunt.SharePoint.Features.CompleteTask project on CodePlex yesterday, and while responding, I thought I would also put together a post on locating the List Template ID for a list within the SharePoint UI.

Quick note – you will need to have the permissions to create new lists on the site to be able to do this.

First, go to Site Actions > Create

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Next, hover over the the list template that you would like to know the internal List Template ID for, as shown below. For example, the Project Tracking – Project Tasks List, which is part of the IT Team Workspace template, available within Microsoft’s “Fab 40” Application Templates.

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Next, look down in the status bar of your browser, or, click on the link, you will see the last variable in the query string for that link is named ListTemplate, and that will display the List Template ID for that list type.

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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