Tip #321: Find a record using ID

A tipping fan writes:

Is it possible to search for a record in CRM using GUID with Advanced Find?

Short answer: No

Longer answer: No, but there are other ways to get what you want. Here is one of them.

  1. Select a record of the desired type in CRM and click the copy link button
  2. Paste the link to the text editor of your choice.
  3. Edit the link and change the ID (red text area) to theĀ GUID that you want to find.
    https://yourorgname.crm.dynamics.com/main.aspx?etc=1&extraqs=formid%3d8448b78f-8f42-454e-8e2a-f8196b0419af&id=%7bB79DF4FA-5604-E311-A5E5-B4B52F67D676%7d&pagetype=entityrecord”
  4. Copy the URL, paste in browser, and go.

6 thoughts on “Tip #321: Find a record using ID

  1. Ilnur says:

    Doesn’t work

  2. Another daysaver – works like a charm šŸ™‚

  3. It’s not working for me.
    How does it work without knowing the entity type of that GUID. etc=1 in that URL seems like an account to me and I think it’ll only work for account record GUID.

    • The url must include either etc value (as in the example in the post), or etn where the entity name can be used, e.g. etn=account.

    • Joel Lindstrom says:

      Follow the instructions in the post–copy the URL of a record in the entity of which you want to find, then replace the GUID> It will contain the right entity type code.

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