How to obtain the refid on the BlackBerry smartphone

 

General (KB19187):

The following procedure shows how to obtain the reference ID (RefId) from a BlackBerry smartphone.

  1. Go to either Messages or Calendar and open an email message or calendar item.
  2. Hold the alt key and type view.

    Note: On a SureType BlackBerry smartphone ensure the input mode is set to Multitap, hold alt and type 77331!.
  3. The reference ID (RefId) will display above the message header.

    Note: A calendar RefId is titled EVT UID in newer versions of BlackBerry Device Software.

 

Storm (KB17140):

The following procedure shows how to obtain the reference ID (refid) from the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone.

  1. Hold the BlackBerry Storm smartphone in portrait view.
  2. Depending on what refid you need, open either an email message or calendar item.
  3. Display the menu and then select Show Keyboard.
  4. Hold the number key to lock the number keyboard. The 123 icon appears on the screen, and a small lock appears on the number key.
  5. To display the refid, in landscape view type $-21, or in portrait view type 77331!!.