I have a little problem but I'm not able to find a solution.I'm trying to pass an array variable "d" from javascript to List variable "values" in the apex controller. Here my code:


 function setVal(param){
    param =param.replace("[","");
    param =param.replace("]","");
    var mylist = new Array()
    mylist = param.split(',');
    var d =new Array();
    for( var i = 0; i < mylist.length; i++ ){
    var appoggio = mylist[i].trim();
    var strAppoggio = document.getElementById( appoggio ).innerHTML;
    strAppoggio = strAppoggio.substring(strAppoggio.lastIndexOf("*") + 1, strAppoggio.lastIndexOf("+"));
   alert('dToString: ' + dToString);           


<apex:commandButton value="Get" onclick="setVal('{!firstrow}');" reRender="output"/>
<apex:actionFunction name="afConMethod" action="{!MyConMethod}" >
<apex:param value="" name="theValue" assignTo="{!theValue}" />

apex controller:

   public String  theValue {get;set;}
    public List<String> values {get;set;}
    public ApexPages.StandardController stdController;
    public excelPageController(ApexPages.StandardController stdcontroller) {
    //this.stdController = stdController;
        oppId =ApexPages.currentPage().getParameters().get('ID');//Current opportunity ID;
        system.debug('Passed in theValue: '+ theValue);
        values = convertStrToList(theValue);
        system.debug('Passed in value2: '+ values);


    public String[] convertStrToList(String str) {
    String[] listToReturn = new List<String>();
    if(String.isNotBlank(str)) {
        for(String eachStr : str.split(',')) {
    return listToReturn;

The debug logs shows the message: Passed in value: null

I really don't understand what's going wrong.

  • Why d.toString() when you call your controller method in javascript ? – SF_user Oct 27 '16 at 15:08
  • Because I wanted to pass the array as a String using afConMethod. And then split it into a List<String> in the apex Code. I do it in the past with a string variable so I think: trasform it into a String a follow the same path. – L.benedettini Oct 27 '16 at 15:12
  • You normally can pass the array directly to your controller ! – SF_user Oct 27 '16 at 15:18
  • I tried but it gave me the same result, could you please explain me better maybe i don't understand what you mean precisely. Thank you for your help – L.benedettini Oct 27 '16 at 15:23
  • see my answer, it will solve your issue – Santanu Boral Oct 27 '16 at 15:27

Use this code in myMethod() to capture the value that is being passed from actionFunction.

public void MyConMethod() {
System.debug('Passed in value: '+theValue);
values = convertStrToList(theValue);
  • I tried Santanu but The logs show me the same debug, now I post the code with the changes I made so you can tell me if I do somenthing wrong – L.benedettini Oct 27 '16 at 15:31
  • I tried both the solutions that you suggested me more than once, but the results is still the same, when I see the debug log, thevalue seems to be " null". I edit my code see it please – L.benedettini Oct 28 '16 at 8:00

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