I'm currently creating a Lightning Component for a custom object in SalesForce, for some reason the data is not binding to this input. Even when I select a date from the date picker nothing shows up on the input field. I have read/write access to the field as I see it in a previous VF page I created for this object. All other fields are binding correctly, just not the dates.

<force:recordData aura:id="applicantRecord" targetRecord="{!v.applicant}" targetFields="{!v.applicantFields}" targetError="{!v.error}" layoutType="FULL" mode="EDIT"/>

<lightning:recordEditForm objectApiName="Applicant__c">
    <div class="slds-grid">
        <lightning:input label="First Name" value="{!v.applicantFields.FirstName__c}"/>
        <lightning:input label="Last Name" value="{!v.applicantFields.LastName__c}"/>
        <lightning:input type="email" label="Email" value="{!v.applicantFields.Email__c}"/>
    <div class="slds-grid">
        <lightning:inputField fieldName="PlacementState__c" value="{!v.applicantFields.PlacementState__c}"/>
    <div class="slds-grid">
        <lightning:input type="checkbox" label="Ref1" checked="{!v.applicantFields.Reference1__c}" labelClass="uiLabel-top"/>
        <lightning:input type="checkbox" label="Ref2" checked="{!v.applicantFields.Reference2__c}"/>
        <lightning:input label="Bill Rate" value="{!v.applicantFields.BillRate__c}"/>
        <lightning:input label="Pay Rate" value="{!v.applicantFields.PayRate__c}"/>
    <div class="slds-grid">
        <lightning:input type="date" label="Start Date" value="{!v.applicantFields.StartDate__c}"/>
        <lightning:input type="date" label="End Date" value="{!v.applicantFields.EndDate__c}"/>
    <lightning:button label="Save" onclick="{!c.save}"/>

  • 1
    You should use lightning:inputField within a lightning:recordEditForm to create editable fields. Any specific reason why you are using lightning:input?
    – Jayant Das
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 15:11
  • There was no specific reason, but it still doesn't bind on lightning:inputField either.
    – JStudz
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 16:40
  • Do you have these fields mentioned in applicantFields? You may like to verify it there.
    – Jayant Das
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 16:41
  • layout mode is FULL isn't that supposed to include all Fields?
    – JStudz
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 16:42
  • Well, that made me want to check my Layout for Applicant. Sure enough those dates were not on it. Interested "gotcha" moment that SalesForce doesn't discuss.
    – JStudz
    Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 16:45

1 Answer 1


Issue was two things.

  1. As Jayant pointed out, lightning:inputField should be used rather than lightning:input.

  2. layoutType=FULL still requires the fields to be on the Page Layout of the object otherwise the data won't show when it's pulled with Lightning Data Service.

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