Is there a way to call Apex method to save the values in a form element? For example :

<form id="scan-form" action="https://www.huika.com/payment/index.php/starting" method="post"
          target="_blank" charset="UTF-8" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" onclick="actionFunctionMethod();">

        <input id="zehut" name="zehut" value="1212112" />
        <input id="name" name="name" value="bingo" />
        <input id="email" name="email" value="bingo0@gmail.com" />
        <input id="token" name="token" value="233243455354dfggdf4" />
        <input id="sum" name="sum" value="100" />

        <input type="submit" value="Search" />


I tried to use actionFunction - But it has to use inside apex:form..

The reason for not using the apex:form element, is that I can't make a redirection following the Post method for sending the data.

Any suggestion?


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    Why don't you return a PageReference from the actionFunction method instead? Don't do any rerenders and and your redirection will happen! – Saket Joshi Feb 12 '19 at 11:48
  • @Saket Joshi actionFunction means I would need to replace the form element with apex:form element. I need to make a Post redirection with params from the form - But when using the : pageRef.getParameters().put('id','121212') for example inside the pageRefenrence function - Its pass on the URL as get and not as Post - and this is a problem. Any suggestion? Or Enlightenment? Thanks! – Salvation Feb 12 '19 at 12:01

Calling any network operation during a form post is destined to fail, as the browser severs all connections as part of its "unload" event. Instead, you would still want an apex:form, and you'd have a normal form for submitting afterwards. I won't write a full answer, but it would start off like this:

  function submitForm() {
  <apex:input value="{!zehut}" label="Zehut" ... />
  <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" rerender="hiddenForm" oncomplete="submitForm();" 
     label="Submit" />
<apex:outputText id="hiddenForm">
  <form id="secondForm">
    <input type="hidden" name="zehut" value="{!zehut}" />

Other alternatives are possible as well, but the main thing is that you need to make sure the first action fully commits before submitting the form.

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  • Thanks a lot! @sfdcfox Its exactly what I needed!! But I have one question on it if I may - how can I pass the values to the <input> tag in the form? for example : <input id="zehut" name="zehut" value="{!zehut}" /> because this is the form I need eventaully to be submitted. Thanks!! By the way - is there a way of doing it from Serverside? with PageReference maybe? I didnt find a way to pass the values as a post. Just as a get on the URL.. – Salvation Feb 13 '19 at 7:32
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    @Salvation pagereference is rather limited, so no. The specific reason why I gave the code as above is because it should work. The order of operations is important here. – sfdcfox Feb 13 '19 at 7:50

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