Working on a VF page where I am inserting a Contact record. I have created a extension controller to insert a custom object record after this Save action completes. But I am not able to get this action. Here is my code:

<apex:page standardController="Contact" extensions="ContactCreationCtrl">
<apex:form >

    <apex:pageBlock title="Create Contact">

        <apex:pageBlockSection columns="1">
            <apex:inputField value="{!Contact.FirstName}"/>
            <apex:inputField value="{!Contact.LastName}"/>
            <apex:inputField value="{!Contact.Email}"/>
            <apex:inputField value="{!Contact.Birthdate}"/>
            <apex:inputField value="{!Contact.AccountId}" required="true"/>

        <apex:pageBlockButtons >
            <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" oncomplete="createSampleObjRecord()" value="Save"/>




public class ContactCreationCtrl {
public Contact newCon {get;set;}

public ContactCreationCtrl(ApexPages.StandardController con){
    newCon = (Contact)con.getRecord();

public void createSampleObjRecord(){

    Contact currentCon = [Select FirstName, AccountId From Contact Where Id =: newCon.Id];
    //Insert New record

The custom controller's method is never getting executed. Where am I doing wrong?



You can insert the contact in extension itself without using the standard save functionality. i.e. by directly calling your method from commandButton. For this, you will have to make below changes

Visualforce page : Call your method directly from save button

<apex:commandButton action="{!createSampleObjRecord}" value="Save"/>

Controller : Insert contact in your custom method

public void createSampleObjRecord(){
    insert newCon;
    Contact currentCon = [Select FirstName, AccountId From Contact Where Id =: newCon.Id];
    //Insert New record
  • I have tried actionFuncion approach, but that doesn't seemed to be working. Feb 20 '19 at 6:13
  • NVM, I have tried the 2nd approach and it worked. Thanks Feb 20 '19 at 6:19
  • That's great ! Updated the answer i.e. removed first approach as actionFunction doesn't seem to work as expected when using standard save action. Feb 20 '19 at 7:26

The oncomplete attribute is trying to call a nonexistent JavaScript function. In your Apex controller, you'll need to implement the save method and call your createSampleObjRecord method from there

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