I have an actionfunction called 'afterValidation' defined;

<apex:actionFunction name="afterValidation" action="{!prohibitedCountryCheck}" />

I am calling this function on 'Next' button;

<apex:commandbutton value="Next" onclick="showProhibitedCountryAlert(isProhibitedCountrySelected)"/>

<script  type="text/javascript">
        function showProhibitedCountryAlert(isProhibitedCountrySelected) {
            alert('isProhibitedCountrySelected = ' +isProhibitedCountrySelected);
            //alert('countryLookUpInfo = ' +countryLookUpInfo);
            if(isProhibitedCountrySelected) {
                alert('DO NOT create an Account that is located in any of the following countries ');
                //alert('After validation invoked');
            } else{afterValidation();}

But strangely, afterValidation() function isn't invoked in 'Chrome' though it works fine in IE. Why might that be, and how can I fix it?

  • Did you check the console for any error messages?
    – Adrian Larson
    May 22, 2017 at 13:11
  • There are no error messages in the console.
    – Dilip
    May 23, 2017 at 6:18

1 Answer 1


an apex:commandButton submits the form. This happens in parallel to the call to the onclick function, creating a race condition. See also http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/29400/calling-apexactionfunction-on-apexcommandbuttons-onclick-event

if you use <input type="button"> it will most likely work. Interestingly it does not work for me using <button>

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