Is it possible to access the picklist value collection response body in a custom component js using a built in component? I need access to the dependent picklist values and their validFor property. I'm using the onload function of lightning:recordEditForm to get all the field values of a record without having to do anything server side like this:


var payload = event.getParams().recordUi;
var flds = payload.objectInfo.fields

From everything I've searched for and read I can't find a way of getting to the picklist value collection through the RecordUi response body.

Is it possible to do something like that lighting:recordEditForm call and access the picklist value collection response body? The information has to be somewhere because if you use lightning:inputField within the lighting:recordEditForm your dependent picklists function correctly...

Ultimately I need to get to the information that looks like this:

"picklistFieldValues" : {
    "Cities__c" : {
  "controllerValues" : {
    "Australia" : 0,
    "Brazil" : 1,
    "China" : 2,
    "Colombia" : 3,
  "defaultValue" : null,
  "url" : "/services/data/v43.0/ui-api/object-info/account/picklist-values/012000000000000AAA/Cities__c",
  "values" : [ {
    "attributes" : null,
    "label" : "Cali",
    "validFor" : [ 3 ],
    "value" : "Cali"
  }, {
    "attributes" : null,
    "label" : "Chicago",
    "validFor" : [ 0 ],
    "value" : "Chicago"
  }, {
    "attributes" : null,
    "label" : "Dakar",
    "validFor" : [ 1 ],
    "value" : "Dakar"

So I can build strings of valid nested combinations for an end user search (essentially make it so they can search for a nested value and select all field values at once).

Thanks for any help!


Yes you can, via the onload event of the lightning:recordEditForm (as you are currently doing),

access the recordUI Object:


in the console you will see all your picklist values alongisde dependencies.

to access the picklist values:


(be carefull, javascript is CAse Sensitive)

  • omg, that worked perfectly. Thank you so much! I tried reading through the recordUi output but it was 2mil lines and ctrl+f wasn't working all that great.
    – McWiskers
    Aug 28 '18 at 21:09
  • Took me a while to get to it as well when I had done the same a while back
    – glls
    Aug 28 '18 at 21:10

It seems like this behaviour is changed with recordEditForm since the picklistvalues are not coming in the onLoad event. There is a separate call being made to get the picklist values and i dont think we can access to that event.

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