We have created a lighting component using "lightning:recordform" to display fields. This does not display standard buttons. Is there a way of also displaying standard buttons?

  • what do you mean by standard button, the one on the page layout? – Pranay Jaiswal Jul 31 '19 at 19:03
  • Yes, that's what I mean – hamayoun Jul 31 '19 at 19:17
  • As of now it's not possible. – Pranay Jaiswal Jul 31 '19 at 19:17

The view mode loads the form using output fields with inline editing enabled. You can edit fields that are marked updateable in the User Interface API. If the user clicks an edit icon next to a field, all fields that are updateable become editable, and the form displays Submit and Cancel buttons.

So, basically when you are using view mode, you cant see any buttons. But in edit mode you will Submit and Cancel.

Work around:

Note: mode on recordForm is 1-way binding. So we need to implement some logic to come around that limitation which is implemented in example below


<aura:component implements="lightning:isUrlAddressable" access = "GLOBAL">

    <aura:attribute name="mode" type="String" default="view" />
    <aura:attribute name="showEditBtn" type="Boolean" default="true" />
    <aura:attribute name="initDone" type="Boolean" default="false" />

    <div class="slds-theme_default">
        <lightning:recordForm recordId="00128XXXXXXXXXX"

        <aura:if isTrue="{!v.showEditBtn}">
            <div class="slds-align_absolute-center slds-p-around_large">
                <lightning:button label="Edit" onclick="{!c.doEdit}" />


and its JS:

    doEdit : function(component, event, helper) {
        component.set("v.mode","view"); // this is needed because mode on recordForm is 1-way binding
    handleLoad : function(component, event, helper) {
        console.log("loaded record form");


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There is no out-of-the-box component to display the actions.

You can query the available buttons using the below query and implement them yourself on the component using the "lightning:buttonGroup" and "lightning:button" components:

SELECT ExternalId, ActionTargetType, ActionTarget, ApiName, Category, ConfirmationMessage, GroupId, IconUrl, IconContentType, IconHeight, IconWidth, PrimaryColor, InvocationStatus, InvokedByUserId, IsGroupDefault, Label, Subtype, SourceEntity, Type, TargetUrl 
  FROM PlatformAction 
 WHERE SourceEntity = :objectApiName 
   AND ActionListContext = 'Record' AND TYPE IN ('QuickAction', 'StandardButton', 'CustomButton')

Platform action documentation: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api.meta/api/sforce_api_objects_platformaction.htm

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