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   $config as element(configuration),
   $group-name as xs:string
) as xs:unsignedLong


This function returns the ID of the group. The difference between this function and xdmp:group() is that the ID from this function can come from a group that has not yet been saved (that is, from a group that has been created in the same query with the Admin library but has not yet been saved to the cluster configuration files). This ID enables you to completely configure a newly created group without the need to first save the configuration.

config A configuration specification, typically as returned from one of the Admin module functions.
group-name The name of the group.

Required Privileges

This operation requires at least one of the following privileges:




  xquery version "1.0-ml";

  import module namespace admin = "http://marklogic.com/xdmp/admin"
		  at "/MarkLogic/admin.xqy";

  let $config := admin:get-configuration()
  admin:group-get-id($config, "myGroup"))
  (: returns the group ID :)

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