I'm a newbie. I want to know that how can I provide a recorid in the url and manipulate the record in lightning component like I do in vf pages.? Can anybody help please...


There is an event called force:navigateToSObject

You can go to detail page of the record by providing its Id.


The analogous feature in lightning is URL-Centric Navigation.

Using the following as an example:

<aura:application >
    <aura:attribute name="theId" type="Id" />
    <aura:handler event="aura:locationChange" action="c.handleLocationChange"/>
    <ui:outputText value="{!v.theId}" />

    handleLocationChange : function (component, event, helper) {
        var loc = event.getParam("token");


When you navigate to your lightning application, the fragment portion of the url after the #, will be captured in the token parameter of the aura:locationChange event.

A sample url would look something like this:

  • Can I do the same with <aura:component></aura:component> tags or this only works with <aura:application> tags? Jul 30 '16 at 6:47
  • @AnnJanu I suppose you could use it with an <aura:component> if it is a persistent component in your own application, but it won't work for components that are dynamically created (including components in Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 flexipages).
    – martin
    Aug 1 '16 at 11:04

I recommend you to read this documentation: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.lightning.meta/lightning/components_config_for_app_builder_record_home.htm

Now you can build components for record home pages!

<aura:attribute name="recordId" type="String" />

And also you can specify the sobject type:

<aura:attribute name="sObjectName" type="String" />

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