In my Apex controller class, I was able to query RecordType using:

SELECT Id, Name FROM RecordType WHERE SObjectType = 'Department__c'

I am trying to create a record to a specific record type in the Departments custom object and I am not sure how can I specify that record type(with combination of aura:Iteration and aura:if.

In my Lightning Component(cmp), I am trying this:

<aura:iteration items="{!v.recType}" var="recordType" >
                <aura:if isTrue="{!v.recordType.Name == 'Finance'}">
                    <aura:set attribute="else">

I know this will only go to else statement, but how can I get to the specific recordtype? Is there any contains formula function which I can use in the if statement?

  • Can you expand on this a little - why do you need to do this? May 17, 2017 at 2:06
  • Hey Caspar, thanks for checking in. I have three different Record types under Departments object. The lightning component which I am working is publicly accessible. So based on the User login status, the form should submit a record to a specific record type, i.e, logged-in user's recordtype should be diff. from a not-logged-in user's recordtype.
    – SatyaV
    May 17, 2017 at 2:34

2 Answers 2


Assuming that in your code you have the following attribute:

<aura:attribute name="recType" type="RecordType "/>

And you are filling that attribute in the client controller when the server side action returns the RecordType list,

you should use the iteration like this:

<aura:iteration items="{!v.recType}" var="recordType" >
    <aura:if isTrue="{!recordType.Name == 'Finance'}">

You do not need the v. because this variable is declared in the iteration

Hope it helps


  • Yes, I do have have <aura:attribute name="recType" type="RecordType[]"/>. I am using an array of RecordType object, because, I am trying to access a set of record types. My apologies for using v. again in the <aura:if>, even after removal of this, I have no luck. I am not sure exactly how I can be able to get a specific record type from the list.
    – SatyaV
    May 17, 2017 at 12:40
  • print your RecordType[] to the console to see if all data has arrived, also check for case-sensitive issues (is the recordType Finance or finance?) May 17, 2017 at 12:59
  • Sounds good. I was able to get the solution after a lot of debug. I have used <aura:if isTrue="{recordType.Name == 'Finance'}"> instead of <aura:if isTrue="{!recordType.Name == 'Finance'}">, thus unable to get into the if statement. I only realized once I couldn't go further. Thanks for your time.
    – SatyaV
    May 17, 2017 at 13:51

I believe you are trying to select a record type in Record creation. If so, check this link It may help you.

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