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I have a controller which creates a record (and consequently an ID). After the record is created, variables are set. However, when I attempt to access the variable after the controller action has run, it's not getting the updated values.

After I run the {!save} method the record is created BUT the controller reference variable is not updated. How can I get at that new ID value?

Javascript/VF

<apex:commandButton value="navigate to record" onclick="navigateToActivity(); return false;"/>    

<script>
   function navigateToActivity() 
   {
     var controllerValues = '{!recordID} {!geoLat}'
     alert(controllerValues);
   }
</script>

Controller

    public Activity__C act {get; set;}
    public User owner {get; set;}
    public boolean hasLocation {get; set;} 
    public double geoLat {get; set;}
    public double geoLong {get; set;}
    public string recordID {get; set;}

    public QuickCreateActivityController(){
       act = new Activity__c();
       owner = new user();   
       hasLocation = false;
       geoLat = 0.0;
       geoLong = 0.0;
       recordId = string.valueof(act.id);
    }

    public void save() {  

        system.debug(hasLocation);
        system.debug(string.valueof(geoLat));
        system.debug(string.valueof(geoLong));
        system.debug('pre insert id' + recordId);
        /**************ID is blank********/

        checkForWorkday();             
        insert act;
        recordID = string.valueof(act.Id);
        system.debug('post insert id' + recordId);
        /**************ID is Created********/
    }
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you need to rerender this section

<apex:commandButton value="navigate to record" onclick="navigateToActivity(); return false;" rerender="panel" />    
<apex:outputpanel id="panel" >
<script>
   function navigateToActivity() 
   {
     var controllerValues = '{!recordID} {!geoLat}'
     alert(controllerValues);
   }
</script>
</apex:outputpanel>

then you will get updated value.

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  • It's still coming up Null <apex:commandButton value="navigate to record" onclick="navigateToActivity(); return false;" rerender="jsPanel" /> – tjcinnamon Jun 29 '16 at 17:10
  • <apex:outputPanel id="jsPanel"> <script> function navigateToActivity() { var controllerValues = '{!recordID} {!geoLat}' alert(controllerValues);</script> </apex:outputPanel> – tjcinnamon Jun 29 '16 at 17:10
  • @tjcinnamon where you are calling controller method here? – Tushar Sharma Jun 29 '16 at 17:23
  • yes, I created a secondary button for testing to make sure the write op finished: <button id="btnSave" onclick="prepToSavePosition(); return false;" >Log my location</button> – tjcinnamon Jun 29 '16 at 17:25
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    @tjcinnamon then rerender this section from that action. And then check. – Tushar Sharma Jun 29 '16 at 17:27

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