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I am passing in a query string param to the VisualForce page. How can I pass it to the Controller, without having to click a button, so I can save the value as a field to a custom object.

Can I do an apex:inputHidden to pass the value?

This is how I grab the query value

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You can retrieve parameters passed in the URL directly:

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Beat me while I was looking it up! I'll remove my duplicate answer. :) – DavidSchach Apr 23 '14 at 17:52

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