New elgg object created, but no guid

New elgg object created, but no guid. This is happening in association with creating a new page.


$page = new ElggObject();


echo "<br>page id is:".$page->getGUID();


echo "<br>page id is:".$page->guid;

 

In both of the above lines, I'm getting a blank for the guid. Not sure what is causing this. appreciate any help.