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Get URL with SiteID using PowerShell

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I ran a sql command and all I have to work with is the SiteID and WebID. How can I use those GUID to produce a URL using PowerShell?
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Question by:exonedge
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
which SharePoint version and edition?
What do you try to achieve?
Direct queries using SQL commands against Sharepoint databases are a no-go!
And you should be able to use the commandlets Get-SPWeb / Get-SPSite providing the parameter -Identity and the guid to get the objects. Then you can use the various properties to get the urls.
HTH
Rainer
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by:Sunny_2009
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Save All SiteID in E:\temp\SiteID.txt with each ID on new line and run below script .

Script :
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$content = Get-Content E:\temp\SiteID.txt
foreach($line in $content)
{
$site = Get-SpSite $line
$site.Url + "," + $site.Id.Guid | out-file E:\temp\SiteUrl.txt -append -width 1000
}
Write-Host "Completed"

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Hope this helps you
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by:exonedge
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I am trying to track down a workflow that is causing issues and I found it in sql against a Nintex Database, but the query in sql does not provide a URL. It only provides the SiteID and WebID. I need the URL to track down the workflow. I have been working with a Microsoft tech on this as well and they are the ones that started me off with queries against the SharePoint database. I can ask the Microsoft tech I am working with for the command line to get this also now that I think of it.
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
OK - I just wanted to explicitely mention, that esp. updating data inside SharePoint database will result in an unsupported environment/farm.

So you should be able to get the url by using:
Get-SPWeb -Site 5953f454-5681-45b8-b2b0-c28a74608e11 | WHERE  {$_.Id -eq "d30d787b-9c5c-4deb-8e05-0a597f1bdf38"} | Select Url, Title

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where the first GUID is the Site GUID (id) and the second one the web guid (id).

HTH
Rainer
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by:exonedge
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What you gave me almost worked. It provided me with http://hostname/managed Path/site guid but no site url.
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Sorry,
I do not understand your response.

The above command should return the Url of the SPWeb as well as the title - and this worked on my dev environment (SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise).

If you need the url of the SPSite then use:
Get-SPSite -identity 5953f454-5681-45b8-b2b0-c28a74608e11 | Select Url

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by:exonedge
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That was it, thank you! If it makes you feel any better we are not making changes to the database. We are just looking up info.
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
glad that it worked :-D

Thanks for the points and it is not about me - I just do not want that someone is getting into a really really ugly situation where MS support just decline any service due to an unsupported state of the farm (I experienced this once - and trust me - the responsible SharePoint "admin" had to look quickly for a new job). And SharePoint is not only complex but also due to the complexity and flexibility "buggy" - and in some situations only MS support can deeply analyze the root cause.

KR
Rainer
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