I have a requirement where I need to update a lookup field on every child record (while working with the parent records). My plan is to create a lightning component and iterate over lightning:recordEditForm to show the needed lookup fields:

<aura:component controller="EditFormTestController"

    <aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.init}"/>
    <aura:attribute name="quoteRatePlanList" type="zqu__QuoteRatePlan__c[]"/>

    <lightning:card title="FormTest9">
        <div aura:id="recordEditForm">
            <aura:iteration items="{!v.quoteRatePlanList}" var="quoteRatePlan">
                <lightning:recordEditForm aura:id="editForm" recordId="{!quoteRatePlan.Id}"
                    <lightning:inputField fieldName="Usage_Tenant__c"/>

        <aura:set attribute="actions">
            <lightning:button variant="brand" label="Update" name="update" onclick="{!c.update}"/>


This displays the needed input fields, but i'm not able to get the actual update to work. Looking at some examples it should be possible to do something like this:

    init: function (cmp, event, helper) {
        helper.fetchPlans(cmp, event, helper);

    update: function (cmp, event, helper) {
        var editedRecordList = cmp.find("editForm");
        for (var i = 0; i < editedRecordList.length; i++) {

This results in the following error:

Uncaught Action failed: c:EditRecordTest$controller$update [editedRecordList.submit is not a function]

Does anyone know how to update all records in one button click? Using an Apex controller for this would also be fine, just not sure how to get this working.


  • 1
    Try this in your update controller.. cmp.find("editForm").forEach( form =>{ form.submit(); }) Sep 20, 2019 at 15:30
  • Thanks @PrudhviKonda! Thats works :) Sep 20, 2019 at 15:36
  • @RuudDirksen Did that worked? I ran into the same problem. it is saving only the last record but not all the records. May 21, 2020 at 17:09


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