I have a lightning component which handles a event and performs subsequent dml operations. Once this is done, a toast message is displayed (success/ error etc.) I want to refresh the entire browser window after this. I tried force:refreshView, but it just refreshes the component.

Any help? :)

3 Answers 3


You can use standard JS way -


Please note you have to make a property call from window object obligately (not just location.reload()) because Lightning LockerService treats the global namespace differently and the window object there is a special wrapper around original one.

Have tested it inside one of my Lightning components under Chrome and IE 11 - it works.

As an alternative (but not recommended), you can try the old Lightning way with refresh event:


documentation is here


But from my experience, it works smoothly not everywhere,
e.g. I encountered the next issue in one of the places:

Uncaught Action failed: one:recordHomeFlexipage$controller$refresh 
[Cannot read property 'Qi' of null] 

and there is no documentation entries for this event on API v43 and v44.


You could redirect it on success as described here:

navigateToMyComponent : function(component, event, helper) {
    var evt = $A.get("e.force:navigateToComponent");
        componentDef : "c:myComponent",
        componentAttributes: {
            contactName : component.get("v.contact.Name")
  • Hello, I tried this. Thanks for your comment btw. I navigated to the sObject record. However it doesnt refresh the page and hence I cannot see the updated case record post the dml operation. I still have to manually refresh the browser page. :)
    – KLab
    Commented Nov 8, 2017 at 11:56
  • The referred link does not work anymore. Commented Mar 4, 2020 at 7:55

You can use location.reload() in the lightning web component to refresh the page.


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