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I have a custom button on task related list of Account Object. The button contains the URL as: /apex/GetDynamoDBTasks?id={!Account.Id} Where GetDynamoDBTasks is a Visualforce page. I want to pass id dynamically in place of {!Account.Id}. I mean as it is on Account object so I used, Account.Id. If I use this button On opportunity's task related list, it should take opportunity.Id and If I use it for contact, then the Id value should be contact.Id. That means the same custom button for all objects. How can I achieve this? Any solution or idea on this.

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    nop.... you need to create different custom button for all the objects. – Ratan Paul Mar 18 '16 at 8:33
  • So you mean This is not possible right! @@sfdcweb – Sweta A Mar 18 '16 at 8:35
  • How you are using the ID that you pass in the URL of the VF page? I mean, are you using the ID to query the records? What is the functionality of the GetDynamoDBTasks VF page? – Shailesh Patil Mar 18 '16 at 8:47
  • Yes I am passing the parent object's id in the custm button's url as specified in the code. The vf page opens a task detail page by getting the id of the parent object. I mean If it is on Account object's task(Activity History) related list, it opens the latest task's detail page when clicked on the button. @ Shailesh Patil – Sweta A Mar 18 '16 at 8:53
  • @SwetaA yes it not possible. – Ratan Paul Mar 18 '16 at 9:09
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It is possible. Below is my javascript code.

var recId = window.location.href.substring(window.location.href.lastIndexOf('/') + 1);
window.location = '/apex/GetDynamoDBTasks?id=' + recId;

That's it. I got my recordId there and I passed it in the URL.

Thank you.

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  • This won't work in Lightning Experience, as it is a Javascript button. It is not a best-practice. – DavidSchach Jan 21 '18 at 3:57

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