How To Find Custom Template ID Using Template Name In SharePoint

Sometimes there are some situations in which we need to identify TemplateId which we have created for custom template.

Sometimes, there are situations when we need to identify Template Id that we have created for custom template.

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Suppose, I created Team Site. When I save that site as Template, it will be shown to me in “Custom Templates” field everytime I create a new site/subsite.

There are two ways to find out the TemplateId for custom template.

  1. Using User Interface
  2. Using Programming

Way 1 :  Using UI 

Step 1

Press F12 or Right click > Inspect Element.

Step 2

You will find its Custom TemplateId easily.

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Way 2 : Using Programming

There are some situations when we have to find TemplateId programmatically using TemplateName.

In that situation, what should we do? 

Well, here is a solution. The following code will return WebTemplateId using its name.

Below is a description for parameters.

templateTitle = Name of a custom Template which we want to find out.

Ex

Suppose we want to find out Template ID for “Custom Template 2”. Then, pass the value for templateTitle = “Custom Template 2”.

  1. function CreateSubsiteByTemplateName(templateTitle) {  
  2.     var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();  
  3.     var web = context.get_web();  
  4.     context.load(web);  
  5.     var webTemplates = web.getAvailableWebTemplates(1033, false);  
  6.     context.load(webTemplates);  
  7.     context.executeQueryAsync(function() {  
  8.         var enumerator = webTemplates.getEnumerator();  
  9.         var templateId = "STS#0";  
  10.         while (enumerator.moveNext()) {  
  11.             var webTemplate = enumerator.get_current();  
  12.             var webTitle = webTemplate.get_title();  
  13.             if (webTitle == templateTitle) {  
  14.                 templateId = webTemplate.get_name();  
  15.                 break;  
  16.             }  
  17.         }  
  18.         return templateId;  
  19.     }, function(sender, args) {  
  20.         alert(args.get_message())  
  21.     });  
  22. }   

The above function will return TemplateId for custom template.

Please let me know if you have any questions.