I have a record type for opportunity to which i need to assign this VF page. I am getting an error :

Element type "apex:pageBlock" must be followed by either attribute specifications, ">" or "/>".

VF page

    <apex:page standardController="Opportunity" extensions="CreateOppExtension"  >
      <apex:form >
          <apex:pageBlock title="Opportunity Edit" mode="save" rendered="{if(opportunity.RecordTypeid =="012b0000000M8s5"),true,false}">
          <apex:pageBlockButtons >
            <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" value="Save" />
            <apex:commandButton action="{!cancel}" value="Cancel"/>


public class CreateOppExtension {

Opportunity opp {get;set;} 

String Owner {get;set;}

  ApexPages.StandardController GstdController;

 public PageReference save(){
    insert opp;            

    return new PageReference('/'+opp.Id);

  • By the way, "==" returns a Boolean already. You don't need the if statement. rendered="{!opportunity.RecordTypeid =='012b0000000M8s5'}"
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 12:39
  • Also never hardcode a recordtypeid, it will stop working when you move it to higher sandboxes as the id will change
    – RedDevil
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 13:06

3 Answers 3


Can you try using the code as below:

<apex:pageBlock title="Opportunity Edit" mode="save" rendered="{!if(opportunity.RecordTypeid =='012b0000000M8s5',true,false)}">



<apex:pageBlock title="Opportunity Edit" mode="save" 
    rendered="{if(opportunity.RecordTypeid =="012b0000000M8s5"),true,false}">


<apex:pageBlock title="Opportunity Edit" mode="save" 
    rendered="{!IF(opportunity.RecordTypeid =='012b0000000M8s5', true, false)}">


There were following issues for which compiler complains about:

  1. You missed an exclamation sign which is required for merge field.
  2. Use single quotes for wrapping the recordtypes in condition.
  3. true/false statement should be inside the parenthesis of an IF conditon.

    • Better would be get rid of IF condition, the comparison itself returns a Boolean.

      rendered="{!opportunity.RecordTypeid =='012b0000000M8s5'}"

you need to bind the renderd attribute as your attribute is not bind like this :-

<apex:pageBlock title="Opportunity Edit" mode="save" rendered="{!if(opportunity.RecordTypeid =="012b0000000M8s5"),true,false}">
  • @Reshma..I am getting same error
    – User 7864
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 11:28
  • @DiljaanShaik did you try my method? Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 12:19

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