I have began developing a button to automatically close the current case but I can't seem to get it working. I have tried a few different approaches but would someone be able to point me in the right direction.

As it stands the button does nothing, I feel like im on the right track, looking for someone who has done something similar with regards to updating fields from within a lightning component.


<aura:component controller="AmexComm_SecureMsgController" implements="forceCommunity:availableForAllPageTypes,force:hasRecordId" access="global">
<aura:attribute name="record" type="Case"/>
<aura:attribute name="caseStatus" type="String"/>
<aura:attribute name="caseId" type="String" default="{!v.recordId}"/>

<aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.doInit}"/>

 <button class="slds-button slds-button--neutral newsbutton" style="float:right"  onclick="{!c.closeCase}">Close Case</button>


    public static Case getCase(Id caseId){
        return([Select id, Atrium_Subject__c, Atrium_AmexSubject__c, Status, Atrium_Message_Status__c, Contact.Name, ContactId, CreatedDate, Message_Number__c, LastModifiedDate, Description__c,
                (SELECT id, Name From Attachments)
                                From Case Where id=:caseId]);
    public static Case closeCase(Case caseA){
       update caseA;
       return caseA;


doInit : function(component, event, helper) {
    component.set("v.isError", false)
    component.set("v.showEditView", false);
    component.set("v.errorMsg", "");

    var action = component.get("c.getCase");
        caseId : component.get("v.caseId")

    action.setCallback(this, function(a) {
        if (a.getState() === "SUCCESS") {
            component.set("v.record", a.getReturnValue());


closeCase : function (component, event, helper) {
    var action = component.get("c.closeCase");
    var Status = component.get("v.record.Status") //get value of field
    //console.log("Status: " Status);
    action.setParams({Status : Closed});



getStatusPickListValue : function(component) {

        var action = component.get("c.getCaseStausPickList");
        action.setCallback(this, function(response) {
            var state = response.getState();
            var hasImg = false;
            if (component.isValid() && state === "SUCCESS") {

                var statusPickList = response.getReturnValue();
                component.set("v.lstCaseStatus", statusPickList);

                console.log('status picklist ::', component.get("v.lstCaseStatus"));

  • 1
    Can you edit your question to be more specific about what isn't working? Are you getting an error message, is no data being saved when you try to close the case? Mar 8, 2017 at 15:40
  • No error button just does nothing, need an idea of where I have gone wrong really from someone who has updated object field values within lightning
    – Nebbyyy
    Mar 8, 2017 at 15:42
  • Where's the helper referenced in your code?
    – crmprogdev
    Mar 8, 2017 at 15:50
  • @crmprogdev added the helper
    – Nebbyyy
    Mar 8, 2017 at 15:51

2 Answers 2


You have a common problem. Your lightning method and your apex method have the same name. Change one of them to something else (closeCaseApex, for example) and this should work).

Since you have no error handling, the only place to see that this error occurred is the console. I highly recommend adding some sort of error handling in your code.

You also didn't set a callback function for your closeCase methods. I recommend you add one as well.

  • 2
    Well constructed and concise answer. Nice!
    – Adrian Larson
    Mar 9, 2017 at 2:59

Looks like you are not passing the case id, so the controller wouldn't know which case to close. Try:

var caseId = component.get("v.record").Id;
action.setParams({caseA: {Id: caseId, Status : "Closed"}});

... or modify the status on the component attribute and pass the attribute as the param:

var case = component.get("v.record");
case.Status = "Closed";
action.setParams({caseA: case});

You may also want to consider using the Lightning Data Service. In that case, you wouldn't need Apex code at all. Still in Developer Preview though.

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