I am attempting to use a custom VF page that has some limited form data.

It uses a standard controller, and the command button I use for the {!save} action is pointing directly at the standard controller function.

However, when I pass a "saveURL" and or a "cancelURL" - neither of them are respected.

Do these options only work on standard page layouts?

I shouldn't have to write apex for a simple window redirect :(

EDIT: Here is what the page looks like: The user is navigated here by a window.location update on a previous page that that looks like the following:

...location = "/apex/shipment_quickNew?saveURL=" + mySaveURL + "&cancelURL=" + myCancelURL;


< apex:page standardController="Shipment__c" extensions="shipment_int">

function setWarehouseSelection(){

<div id="shipment_pageBlock">
    <apex:pageBlock title="Quick Info" id="shipment_pageBlock">      
        <apex:pageMessages ></apex:pageMessages>
        <apex:pageBlockButtons >
            <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" value="Save"/>
            <apex:commandButton action="{!cancel}" value="Cancel"/>
        <apex:pageBlockSection collapsible="false" columns="2">

            <apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
                <apex:outputLabel value="{!$ObjectType.Shipment__c.Fields.Warehouse__c.Label}"></apex:outputLabel>
                <apex:outputPanel >
                    <span class="scm_requiredMark">*</span>
                    <apex:selectList value="{!Shipment__c.Warehouse__c}" multiselect="false" size="1">
                        <apex:selectOptions value="{!warehouseOptions}"></apex:selectOptions>

  • How are you using your action method , are you using the URLFOR or harding the save and ret in your controller.Can you post your action method / the <apex:commandbutton/link action="{}"/> line in the VF page? – Rao Jul 19 '13 at 23:31
  • retURL is usually your cancel URL, I.e. where you're redirected if you hit Cancel – techtrekker Jul 21 '13 at 15:46
  • I'm not using an action method, I'm just passing the params in the URL via a javascript string construction. The only reason I would use a page reference is to maintain the view state of the controller - but since the page is a standard page - then I have no way to maintain a view state - and thus no reason to add the overhead of those silly page references – Jay-Nicolas Hackleman Jul 22 '13 at 17:21
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    can you please paste how you are constructing the mySaveURL and mycancelURL in the JS – Rao Jul 22 '13 at 18:34
  • It's possible your saveUrl and cancelUrl are malformed. Can you post an example generated url with params so we can see? – Tim Smith Aug 7 '13 at 6:57

I've never tried but you might override the retURL by your mySaveURL/myCancelURL in javascript on 'onclick'.

<apex:commandButton action="{!save}" onclick="javascript: window.location.assign(window.location.href+='&retURL='+mySaveURL);" />

Try to play with that.

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