I have a use case to add a custom button on account detail page, on click of which a VF page opens up in which i will input value say salary and that will update the account record. Now what i want is that on saving the salary in my VF page i want to refresh the parent(i.e. the account record detail page) and then close the child. I have tried all the option that was given in many related Q&A but nothing worked for me.

Did anybody faced this issue..

P.S. when i am doing this from one VF page to another VF page than the parent is getting refreshed, i suppose there is some problem with standard detail page where i have the button.

  • Ok so just so I understand, you click the button from the standard account page, which opens VF page in a new window? And on update of the salary, you want to close the popup window (your VF page) and refresh the standard account page. Nov 29, 2013 at 13:06
  • Yes.. exactly...
    – NaveenRaw
    Nov 29, 2013 at 13:09
  • ok added something that hopefully helps Nov 29, 2013 at 13:21

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In your VF page, you just need to add a bit of javascript in the oncomplete of your commandbutton

Your button

<apex:commandButton value="saveSalary" action="{!yourSaveMethod}" oncomplete="myClose();"/>

JS method

function myClose(){
    //you could also use self.close();    

This is assuming you used a param to pass the accountID to the VF page.

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    Great, glad to help :) Nov 29, 2013 at 13:31
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    I want to add something in here... i also used the same method that u have written but it was not working as my development mode was on. So i suppose that is also a new learning for me. :)
    – NaveenRaw
    Nov 29, 2013 at 13:42
  • @sfdc_ninja Awesome answer . Nov 29, 2013 at 13:48
  • @sfdc_ninja window.opener.location.href is not working in IE. In mozilla and chrome it works fine but not in IE. any change required in this?
    – NaveenRaw
    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:23
  • I have been using same code it works with firefox , chrome but in IE it opens a new tab.
    – user7724
    Jan 8, 2015 at 18:57

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