Im constructing a visual force page in which im trying to display a message in <apex:outputLabel> thru javascript . How can i pass the value to the output label from javascript ,

  • Are you also using a control class? – jnoel10 Jul 25 '13 at 12:50
  • nope! no controller class – Aravind30790 Jul 25 '13 at 12:53
  • what outputs would you like ? can you give a small example by chance – jnoel10 Jul 25 '13 at 12:56
  • Just a text, based on the values in the url i got – Aravind30790 Jul 25 '13 at 12:58

you could do something like this:

//the outputlabel is rendered as a label element in html, you should fetch the id by inspecting the source of the page.
var myOutputLabel = document.getElementById('j_id0:outputText');

<apex:outputLabel id="outputText"></apex:outputLabel> 
  • perfect ! man u r awesome – Aravind30790 Jul 25 '13 at 13:16
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    And one question : won't the ID of the element get changed at anytime – Aravind30790 Jul 25 '13 at 13:18
  • it will depend on structure of your VF page. If you happen to alter (add / remove) any of the parent of this outputLabel element then yes the id gets changed, else it will remain the same. – Sam Jul 25 '13 at 13:20
  • thnx for the info – Aravind30790 Jul 25 '13 at 13:21
  • For that reason, I prefer to give apex elements a styleClass, then select using that class. The class name won't change, regardless of your page structure. Of course, it's more difficult to select an element by class name without a JS library like jQuery, but there are ways to do it, and it's much more stable (see: stackoverflow.com/questions/3808808/…) – Nathan Wallace Jul 25 '13 at 14:10

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