I have a command link which submits the whole form when I try to click on it instead of displaying the error message on the vf page. The vf page code is

    <apex:pageBlockSectionItem rendered="{!shouldDisplayMultiDetailSection}">
                    <apex:input type="date" value="{!recurringTaskLPP.endDate}">
                    <apex:commandLink action="{!calculateEndDate}" value="Calculate End Date"

and the controller code for the same is

 public void calculateEndDate() {
    if (recurringTaskLPP.recurringAmount == null) {
        ApexPages.Message recurringTaskErrorMessage = new ApexPages.Message(ApexPages.Severity.WARNING, 'Amount field and Start Date and Lpp Details Count should not be left empty!');
  else if (recurringTaskLPP.getFrequency() == FREQUENCY_TYPE_DAILY) {

1 Answer 1


For partial page refreshes you need to specify the rerender attribute:

<apex:commandLink action="{!calculateEndDate}" value="Calculate End Date" rendered="true" rerender="msgs"/>

Change msgs to the ID of the section you wish to re-render

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