How to update a single record in VF page using REST API on click of a button?

The requirement is to update an account status on click of a button. I dont want to use apex controller . Want to do it using javascript so thought of rest api.

  • can you please post some code here so that its clear why we need to update through REST API? Oct 7 '13 at 10:49
  • Can you say why you want to use the REST API?
    – greenstork
    Oct 7 '13 at 13:37
  • JavaScript remoting (@RemoteAction method in the controller) would be the appropriate way to go, I think: salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/pages/Content/…
    – metadaddy
    Oct 7 '13 at 16:36
  • @metadaddy So can JS Remoting controllers be called from Custom Button JavaScript? Nov 7 '13 at 0:47
  • @AndrewFawcett - yes - you can put the RemoteAction method in a controller extension.
    – metadaddy
    Nov 7 '13 at 3:41
    <script src="/soap/ajax/29.0/connection.js"></script>
 var contactId = "{!Contact_ID}";
    function initPage() {
           var contact = sforce.connection.retrieve("Phone",[contactId])[0];
           contact.Phone = "12398238";
           result = sforce.connection.update([account]);
      if (result[0].getBoolean("success")) {
         log("account with id " + result[0].id + " updated");
     } else {
      log("failed to update account " + result[0]);




Please follow the above for how to approach using purely java script.Note with ajaz toolkit you don't need REST API at all .

I don't recommend using JavaScript or ajax toolkit for this requirement or using any REST API .A simple visualforce page with an extension controller would do the needful

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