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Represents the ID of the management pack.

Schema Hierarchy

    Identity (Manifest)
      ID (Reference)



Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe the attributes, child elements, and the parent element of the ID element.



Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description

Identity (Manifest)

Contains the identity, name, and dependency references of the management pack.

Text Value

A text value is required. The value must meet the following requirements:

  • Contains only characters a–z (uppercase and lowercase), numbers 0–9, and the ‘.’ and ‘_’ characters.

  • Consists of fewer than 256 characters in length.

  • Is unique among all elements in the management pack.

The specified string value must be the file name of the management pack. For example, if the specified ID is Company.Product.MP.Library, the file name of the readable management pack must be Company.Product.MP.Library.xml; otherwise, the management pack import will fail.


For an example of how the ID element is expressed in a management pack, see Manifest.

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