I have one Custom Lookup Component I want this Field to be set automatically when I'm Passing the Id but it is not happening.

Here you go

<aura:attribute name="selectedLookUpRecord" type="Account" default="{}"/>

<aura:handler name="init" action="{!c.quotebody}" value="{!this}"/> //Using this Here I'm loading with data but custom lookup field one is not taking 

 <c:customLookup aura:id="custlookid" objectAPIName="account" IconName="standard:account" selectedRecord="{!v.selectedLookUpRecord}" />

How I'm passing Value to the Custom lookup on Controller here it is:


In the backend, value is storing in the attribute but in the user interface side lookup field is empty.

Here is the image for reference:

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It is empty like above field image this I'm passing the value also.

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I want the field to be filled like this automatically.


You have to make a query in doinit method and set the selectedRecord object instance based on result.

Add below methods in Helper of CustomLookup

clearSelection : function(component, event, helper) {
      var pillTarget = component.find("lookup-pill");
     var lookUpTarget = component.find("lookupField"); 

     $A.util.addClass(pillTarget, 'slds-hide');
     $A.util.removeClass(pillTarget, 'slds-show');

     $A.util.addClass(lookUpTarget, 'slds-show');
     $A.util.removeClass(lookUpTarget, 'slds-hide');

     component.set("v.listOfSearchRecords", null );
     component.set("v.selectedRecord", {} );   
},doInit : function(component, event, helper) {

    var selectedRecord = component.get("v.selectedRecord");
    //searchText = event.getParam("defaultValue");
    if(!$A.util.isEmpty(selectedRecord )) {
        this.clearSelection(component, event, helper);

        var objectAPIName = component.get("v.objectAPIName");

        var action = component.get('c.getDefaultValue');

            recordId: selectedRecord.Id,
            ObjectName: objectAPIName


        action.setCallback(this, function (a) {

            if (a.getState() === 'SUCCESS') {
                console.log( a.getReturnValue());
                    component.set("v.selectedRecord" , a.getReturnValue()); 

                var forclose = component.find("lookup-pill");
                   $A.util.addClass(forclose, 'slds-show');
                   $A.util.removeClass(forclose, 'slds-hide');

                var forclose = component.find("searchRes");
                   $A.util.addClass(forclose, 'slds-is-close');
                   $A.util.removeClass(forclose, 'slds-is-open');

                var lookUpTarget = component.find("lookupField");
                    $A.util.addClass(lookUpTarget, 'slds-hide');
                    $A.util.removeClass(lookUpTarget, 'slds-show');  
            } else if (a.getState() === "ERROR") {
                var errors = a.getError();
                if (errors) {
                    if (errors[0] && errors[0].message) {
                        console.log("Error message: " +
                        var message = "Error message: " + errors[0].message;

                } else {
                    console.log('Unknown error');
                    var message = 'Unknown error';



and Apex controller code should be like below

public static  sObject  getDefaultValue(String recordId, String ObjectName) {

    List < sObject > returnList = new List < sObject > ();

    // Create a Dynamic SOQL Query For Fetch Record List with LIMIT 5   
    String sQuery =  'select id, Name from ' +ObjectName + ' where Id = :recordId order by createdDate DESC limit 5';
     return Database.query(sQuery);


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| improve this answer | |
  • Hey This will automatically set the value to the field of a custom lookup – VINOD Jan 8 at 10:20
  • Yes, that what do you want Right? – Nigam Goyal Jan 8 at 10:35
  • No It's not working, Just can you show me sample output image – VINOD Jan 8 at 11:49
  • You can see in the answer, I have already added the output image – Nigam Goyal Jan 8 at 11:52
  • But for me, it's not coming to See Actually I want to set that value dynamically – VINOD Jan 8 at 12:35

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