I've got a pretty basic lightning component that pulls some Account information for accounts related to a Case. This component sits in Service Console.

<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes,force:hasRecordId" access="global">

<aura:attribute name="recordId" type="Id" />
<aura:attribute name="record" type="Object" />
<aura:attribute name="Account" type="Object" />
<aura:attribute name="Case" type="Object" />
<aura:attribute name="recordError" type="String" />

<force:recordData aura:id="record"

<lightning:card iconName="standard:account" title="Account Details" >
    <lightning:recordViewForm recordId="{!v.Case.AccountId}" objectApiName="Account">
            <div class="slds-box slds-theme_default">
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="Name" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="BillingStreet" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="BillingCity" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="BillingState" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="Phone" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="Customer_Type__c" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="Seek_And_Find_Widget_Deployed__c" />
                <lightning:outputField fieldName="Seek_And_Find_Widget_Deployed_Dt__c" />

When the page loads, it's throwing the following error:

Action failed: lightning:recordViewForm$controller$handleRecordIdChange [Cannot read property 'getList' of null]

Component Descriptor




There is an account related to the case and it does actually pull in the correct data. But it's throwing this error every time. When I remove that specific component from the page, the error goes away.


Your component implements force:RecordId, and that you also have the recordId attribute declared as <aura:attribute name="recordId" type="Id" />.

From the documentation of force:RecordId, refer to the excerpt (emphasis mine):

Note If your component implements force:hasRecordId, you don’t need to add a recordId attribute to the component yourself. If you do add it, don’t change the access level or type of the attribute or the component will cause a runtime error.

In your case, because the recordId attribute's type is that of Id, it is causing a runtime error as mentioned in the documentation.

For your component to work correctly, follow one of the below steps:

  • Remove the recordId attribute declaration from your component


  • Change the type of the recordId attribute to String as <aura:attribute name="recordId" type="String" />

  • I tried both of these changes and it's still throwing the error.
    – brandonl
    Dec 18 '18 at 15:55
  • I can confirm this that I was able to replicate the error, and then following this approach it was resolved. You may like to make the change, clear the cached contents and then try it out.
    – Jayant Das
    Dec 18 '18 at 15:58
  • Yep. Was just going to comment and say I think it's a caching issue. Thanks!
    – brandonl
    Dec 18 '18 at 16:00

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