I'm trying to create a button that would change the Due Date field of a selected case in a List View. I'm stuck on the URL, since this is a mass change type would there be a custom URL that would be input? I want this button to function just like the change owner example below.

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Change Owner example:

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  • Unless you want to set all selected cases to the same due date, I don't think this button is going to do what you want. I think you'll only want the button to process one case at a time, not multiple ones.
    – crmprogdev
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 17:24
  • I would want the button to process multiple cases at a time. Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 19:29
  • you have to try some code at your own to do that, I have given that approach Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 19:54
  • I see what you mean, I'll compile the code and update appropriately. Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 20:00
  • did you get a chance to solve this? I have solved this at my DE Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 3:00

1 Answer 1


I think you can take this approach.

  1. From your javascript button, launch a flow and pass parameters to the flow.
  2. In the flow, place a date field where user can select the date.
  3. Finally based on passed parameters you should update the case records.

I have given a code how you can pass parameters (CaseIds) to the flow.

Code behind javascript button


var caseObj = new sforce.SObject("Case");
var selectedCases = {!GETRECORDIDS($ObjectType.Case)}; //chosen records from list view checkboxes

//check at-least one record is selected
if (selectedCases[0] == null) {
   alert("You must select at least one record");
} else 
    var serverUrl = '{!$Api.Partner_Server_URL_260}';
    var position = {!FIND( '/services', $Api.Partner_Server_URL_260)};
    var base = serverUrl.substring(0,position-1);

    var url = base +encodeURI('/flow/Update_Due_Date?vSelectedCaseIds=' + selectedCases +  '&vCaseCount=' + selectedCases.length +  '&retURL=/500/o');

    window.open(url, '_self');

Refer this answer for detailed answer:

Pass Case Ids collection to visual workflow from Case List View Custom Button and update cases taking from input screen

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