I have been following this guide to create a Web Component that gets a records information, however I am having trouble getting this to work with custom object... Is there extra steps you need to take to get this to work with custom objects?

For example, here is what I have in my own code:

import { LightningElement, api, wire} from 'lwc';
import { getRecord, getFieldValue } from 'lightning/uiRecordApi';


export default class StudentCourseRelationship extends LightningElement {
    @api recordId;

    // STUDENT
    @wire(getRecord, { recordId: '$recordId', STUDENT_FIELDS}) student;

    get studentName() {
        // OPTION 1
        return getFieldValue(this.student.data, STUDENT_FIELDS[0]);
        // OPTION 2
        return this.student.data.fields.Name.value

    get studentUsername() {
        // OPTION 1
        return getFieldValue(this.student.data, STUDENT_FIELDS[1]);
        // OPTION 2
        return this.student.data.fields.username__c.value


As you can see, in my get methods I have explained 2 options. In Option 1, nothing errors but nothing is displayed in the view where I attempt to display studentName and studentUsername. And in Option 2, I get the error: [undefined is not an object (evaluating 'this.student.data.fields')]


1 Answer 1


You have missed to specify the fields attribute in @wire declaration. The @wire decorator should be declared as below (note fields: STUDENT_FIELDS):

@wire(getRecord, { recordId: '$recordId', fields: STUDENT_FIELDS}) student;

From the documentation:

The @wire decorator tells getRecord to get the values of the specified fields on the record with the specified $recordId.

The fields attribute being used in the JS functions contains the response from the Record data (excerpt below). And that, in your current declaration, you haven't mapped this attribute to the fields that you are retrieving.

The field data for this record, matching the requested layout and mode.

  • Even after adding the fields declaration, I still get the error [undefined is not an object (evaluating 'this.student.data.fields')]
    – BlondeSwan
    Feb 20, 2019 at 19:44
  • Try refreshing your component, it could be a caching issue.
    – Jayant Das
    Feb 20, 2019 at 19:45
  • Returning getFieldValue(this.student.data, STUDENT_FIELDS[0]); works fine.
    – BlondeSwan
    Feb 20, 2019 at 19:46

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