Now this blog hasn’t quite morphed from its primordial form and I have yet to declare its mission statement.
The posts suggests entering the following into the browser console:
However doing so in Firefox throws an error saying that data node is null.
The issue is that the first index of frames i.e. frames is actually referring to the list of records from the current view and not the actual record instance itself.
Typing in frames in the console illustrates this:
This returns _root branch before the page itself. Clicking on this should display the list of records. The implementation seems to have undergone changes since CRM 2013.
In order to access the record directly and therefore its GUID the correct frame index is 1:
Clicking on the link returned will open the record in a new page. So with this index change the call mentioned in the original blog(s) will return the record’s GUID.