Problem I am currently working on developing an action for use in Salesforce1 to create a new record of a custom object using a visualforce page and javascript. I'm fairly new to this and can't seem to find what I'm doing wrong anywhere...

<apex:page docType="html-5.0" title="Create Location">     
    <apex:remoteObjects >
        <apex:remoteObjectModel name="Location__c" fields="Id,VIN__c"/>

    <div class="mypage">
        <input type="text" id="myVIN"/>
        <button onclick="createLocation()">Create Location</button>

        function createLocation() {
        var myVIN = document.getElementById("myVIN");
        var location = new sforce.SObject("Location__c");
        location.create({VIN__c: myVIN});


My custom object is Location__c. The it's only custom field is VIN__c, which is required to be input on record creation.

I'm guessing something is going wrong in the createLocation() js function but I'm not too sure. All the examples I could find only work with standard salesforce objects.

1 Answer 1


It looks like you are assigning the entire myVIN DOM node to the field instead of extracting its value. The last line of your createLocation() function should read:
location.create({VIN__c: myVIN.value});

  • that makes sense but it's still not working.. I do need to include the __c on VIN correct? Is there anything else I need in location.create()?
    – J. McBride
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 17:34
  • 1
    I figured it out, I changed new sforce.Sobject("Location__c") to new sObjectModel.Location__c()
    – J. McBride
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 18:17

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