Need to initiate force:create record from lightning quick action: 1. Output is not as expected two modals are showing up. I need only new contact modal. How to achieve this? Please help.. Thanks 2. How to Pre-populate account name in the create contact form in modal popup.

Quick action created as below

Created a lightning component: CreateRec.cmp:

<aura:component implements="force:appHostable,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes,flexipage:availableForRecordHome,force:hasRecordId,forceCommunity:availableForAllPageTypes,force:lightningQuickAction" access="global" >
    <aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.doInit}"/>



    doInit : function(component, event, helper) {
        var createRecordEvent = $A.get("e.force:createRecord");
         "entityApiName": "Contact" // using account standard object for this sample

output is: Expecting to remove that empty modal.


  • Hi, is there a reason you can't use the standard New Contact button on the Account's Contact related list? I'm not clear on why you need a Lightning Action to do this. – Nicholas Zozaya Mar 2 at 6:07
  • @NicholasZozaya My target is to have a button on top of account...which will navigate me to creating a contact (in lightning) – user3338134 Mar 5 at 12:17
  • I understand what your issue is but don't think there is a solution for this yet - check this post out as it''s about same issue and suggests some workarounds. salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/170291/… – Nicholas Zozaya Mar 6 at 3:28

You can use an action with following details.

Type: Create a Record
Target Object: Contact

You dont even have to use lightning component for this.

  • This will ask me to select the fields to display for new contact creation. I want to have same layout(new contact from contact tab) – user3338134 Mar 5 at 12:15

You should wait a few seconds in order to fire the "hide" event for the quick modal, something like this:

        const createRecordEvent = $A.get('e.force:createRecord')
            entityApiName: 'My_Object__c'
    }), 2000

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