Get channel ID


Get the unique ID of a given channel.

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import zulip

# Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc")

# Get the ID of a given channel name.
result = client.get_stream_id(name)

More examples and documentation can be found here.

const zulipInit = require("zulip-js");

// Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
const config = { zuliprc: "zuliprc" };

(async () => {
    const client = await zulipInit(config);

    // Get the ID of a given channel
    console.log(await client.streams.getStreamId("Denmark"));

curl -sSX GET -G \
    --data-urlencode stream=Denmark


stream string required

Example: "Denmark"

The name of the channel to access.


Return values

  • stream_id: integer

    The ID of the given channel.

Example response(s)

Changes: As of Zulip 7.0 (feature level 167), if any parameters sent in the request are not supported by this endpoint, a successful JSON response will include an ignored_parameters_unsupported array.

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

    "msg": "",
    "result": "success",
    "stream_id": 15

An example JSON response for when the supplied channel does not exist:

    "code": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "msg": "Invalid channel name 'nonexistent'",
    "result": "error"