I have TCM URI of a Schema, is there any way to get the Schema object from that?

I have tried some code but that only returns the XML of the Schema, I don't know how I can convert it to the Schema object. If I get the Schema object then I can access Schema.NamespaceUri to get the UUID of that Schema.

I am trying the following code but, it only returns the Schema XML.

var resultXml = client.GetListXml(
        new RepositoryItemsFilterData 
            ItemTypes = new[] { ItemType.Schema }, 
    ).Elements().Where(schemaElem => schemaElem.Attribute("ID").Value==schemaID);

When I use the following method, it throws an error

var filter = new RepositoryItemsFilterData
            SchemaPurposes = new[] { SchemaPurpose.Metadata },
            Recursive = true,
            ItemTypes = new[] { ItemType.Schema }

var result = client.GetList(schemaID, filter);

Unexpected list type:


1 Answer 1


If you are using Coreservices try this.

SchemaData schema = (SchemaData)client.Read("Your Id", new ReadOptions());
  • worked, thank you. If i understand correctly, I can use read method to get information of any object by passing TCM ID in the parameter, Right?
    – Ali
    Sep 4, 2013 at 1:25
  • right, it will return a IdentifiableObjectData instance, IdentifiableObjectData is the base class for all the tridion items so you need to cast it.
    – Eric Huiza
    Sep 4, 2013 at 1:27
  • 1
    Indeed CoreServiceClient.Read is going to return info about any item in Tridion with a TcmUri given that the user doing the operation has necessary permission.
    – Likhan
    Sep 4, 2013 at 5:55

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