I'm trying to make a component in my community be able to pull in the record Id.

I followed the information in this question: LWC Community recordId undefined

And this documentation: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/component-library/documentation/lwc/lwc.use_config_for_community_builder

My config file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<LightningComponentBundle xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    <description>Searches for contractors for a given set of criteria</description>
        <targetConfig targets="lightning__RecordPage">
        <targetConfig targets="lightningCommunity__Default">
            <property name="recordId" default="{!recordId}" type="String" 
                label="Record ID" description="Should not be changed from default value."/>

Any ideas?


1 Answer 1


Apparently Salesforce is not clever enough to understand when you put in {!recordId} as a default value.

Removing the default value and setting the property in the community fixed the issue.

<property name="recordId" type="String" 
    label="Record ID" description="The value should be {!recordId}."/>


For people stumbling across this answer in the future, here is the full code of the component I made that is 100% functional.

Remember to set the variable in the component properties within your community:

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import STATE_FIELD from '@salesforce/schema/Requisition__c.State__c';
//... for all fields

const requisitionFields = [
    STATE_FIELD, //... For all fields

@api recordId;
@track requisition;

@wire(getRecord, {recordId:'$recordId', fields:requisitionFields})
    getRequisition({error, data}) { 
        if(data) {
            this.requisition = data;

And the target configuration looks like this:

<targetConfig targets="lightningCommunity__Default">
      <property name="recordId" type="String" label="Record ID" description="Should be set to {!recordId}"/>

Update 2

A similar question was posted here. I have added another answer with copy/pasta code. The information is the same as what can be found in this answer and in the component I provided on github above; however, it is worded differently. If you are having issues with the answer above you can review the answer on the other question as well.

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    How did you access the recordId in the Js file? console.log(recordId); doesn't return anything.
    – cartman
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 12:57
  • I would recommend asking another question where you can provide samples of your code and more information. I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I see it.
    – gNerb
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 19:37
  • @cartman You should be able to access by setting @api recordId at the top of the class and this.recordId in the classes' methods but that doesn't seem to work for me.
    – Rozgonyi
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 17:49
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    @gNerb I have done as you said but its not working for me Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 14:47
  • Awesome, thanks. It was totally not something I would have guessed off hand. You saved me like an hour or two. It worked for me - just remove the default setting from the meta.xml file, and manually entered the record id in the component on the community page in builder. Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 23:22

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