KBA-01076: How to find the GUID for a specific document

Purpose & Scope:

Since most Spitfire data is stored in the SQL database using GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers), it can be difficult to find the data for a specific document. Using this method will help you find the GUID so that you can search the database when troubleshooting an issue.


  1. On the Project Dashboard, select the appropriate Doc Type from the Documents menu.
  2. In the Document part, scroll through the documents to find the specific document. Use the Document part filter to include Closed documents to help you locate the document, if needed.
  3. Open the document.
  4. Double-click in the area next to the Powered by Spitfire logo at the bottom of the document.  A pop-up box will appear.
  5. Copy the string after DataPK=.
  6. Paste the ‘copied shortcut‘ into a text document (or e-mail message) or rule; the DataPK string is the GUID.

Additional Comments:

The GUID is the key to the xsfDocHeader table, which represents the root of the document in the SQL database.

KBA-01076;  Last updated: January 15, 2019 at 14:08 pm;