I have a lightning app in sfdc, and I have a few custom fields in my app, those fields I configured in a JSON file format and place in a visualforce page. Those configuration settings are changed accordingly when I call this visualforce page in my dev instance through jquery, I got all settings, when I deployed in QA instance I got cors exception. Here my question is does a Visualforce can hold a JSON, so that whenever a new field to be added in my app I just go and change JSON. Here is my settings file looks like placed in visual force page.

<apex:page contentType="application/json; charset=utf-8" showHeader="false" standardStylesheets="false" sidebar="false">
  "data": {
    "field": [
        "name": "*****",
        "LastName": "****",




or else is there any other approach to get data from visualforce through apex class. Thanks and appreciate your support.

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A CORS exception means that you're calling a different server, and that's not allowed without special considerations. You should change your callout method to use a host-relative URL instead:

$.ajax({url:'/apex/ConfigPage'}).done(function(result) { ... });

You may also want to consider using a Static Resource instead:

$.ajax({url:'{!$Resource.config}'}).done(function(result) { ... });

This would be more appropriate for your use case.

For Apex, you can retrieve the page via PageReference:

PageReference ref = Page.configPage;
String jsonString = ref.getContent();
// ...

In Apex code, you can simply query the Static Resource:

StaticResource config = [SELECT Body FROM StaticResource WHERE Name = 'config'];

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