I have the problem that my editable table does not update when I hit the "save" button. I tried inline editing and normal editing, nothing would save. Although I referred to a standard controller, I prefer the solution with a custom controller.

<apex:page standardController="Dev_Request__c" extensions="tableDevRequest_edit">
    <apex:form >
        <apex:pageblock mode="inlineEdit"> 
            <apex:pageMessages />  
            <apex:pageBlockButtons > 
            <!--<apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!saveTable}" id="saveButton" rendered="{!editTable==true}" immediate="true"/>-->
            <apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!saveTable}" id="saveButton" immediate="true"/>
            <apex:commandButton id="cancelButton" value="Cancel"/> 

             <apex:pageblocktable value="{!lstDevRequest_edit}"  var="item">
                    <apex:column headerValue="Dev Request Name"><apex:actionRegion ><apex:outputField value="{!item.Name}"><apex:inlineEditSupport event="ondblClick" showOnEdit="saveButton,cancelButton" /></apex:outputField></apex:actionRegion></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Id"><apex:outputField value="{!item.Id}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Status"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Status__c}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Start Date"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Start_Date__c}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Due Date QA"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Due_Date_QA__c}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Estimated Hours"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Estimated_Hours__c}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Assignee"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Assignee__c}"/></apex:column>
                    <apex:column headerValue="Overview"><apex:inputField value="{!item.Overview__c}"/></apex:column>


public with sharing class tableDevRequest_edit {

   public List<Dev_Request__c> lstDevRequest_edit {get;set;}

    public tableDevRequest_edit(ApexPages.StandardController controller) {
        lstDevRequest_edit = [Select Id, Name, Assignee__c, Assignee__r.Name, Start_Date__c, Due_Date_QA__c, Estimated_Hours__c, Estimated_Completion_Date__c, Status__c, Overview__c from Dev_Request__c];

    public PageReference saveTable() {
        try {
            update lstDevRequest_edit;
        catch(Exception e){
            System.debug('Exception occurred '+String.valueOf(e));
        return NULL;

Thank you for helping!

  • Have you checked your debug log and see which exception have you got? I bet there is an exception happening here. – Lance Shi Jan 23 '17 at 6:26
  • try to use catch(Exception ex) { ApexPages.Message msg = new ApexPages.Message(ApexPages.Severity.Error, ex.getMessage()); ApexPages.addMessage(msg); } – Santanu Boral Jan 23 '17 at 6:29
  • Thanks, but how would I see this then? Visual force does not debug, would I have to call the method from the console? – user40501 Jan 23 '17 at 6:33

I got the solution, I needed to remove the statement immediate="true".

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