I am currently stuck. All I have is a simple component that is supposed to submit the record for approval on button click. I am having trouble on load of the component ( it is being called as a quick action button ) to get the value of approvalComments not only that, but I have no idea how to call my apex function to fire to actually submit the record.

Here is my js:

import { LightningElement, track, api, wire } from 'lwc';
import { getRecord, getFieldValue } from 'lightning/uiRecordApi';
import { ShowToastEvent } from 'lightning/platformShowToastEvent';
import { updateRecord } from 'lightning/uiRecordApi';

import startApproval from '@salesforce/apex/LWCSubmitForApproval.approvalInit';

// Retrieve all start approval checkboxes
import START_ADDRESS from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_Approval__c';
import START_SSB from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_SSB_Approval__c';
import START_FINANCIAL from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_Financial_Approval__c';
import START_PAYMETHOD from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Payment_Method_Changed__c';
import START_PAYTERMS from '@salesforce/schema/Account.SAP_Payment_Terms_Changed__c';
import START_ORDERDEL from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_Approval__c';

// Retrieve all description fields
import DESC_ADDRESS from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_Address_Approval_Description__c';
import DESC_SSB from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_SSB_Approval_Description__c';
import DESC_FINANCIAL from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_Financial_Approval_Description__c';
import DESC_PAYMETHOD from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_PM_Approval_Description__c';
import DESC_PAYTERMS from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_SAP_Payment_Terms_Description__c';
import DESC_ORDERDEL from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Start_OD_Approval_Description__c';

import SAP_ID from '@salesforce/schema/Account.SAP_Id__c';
import ID_FIELD from '@salesforce/schema/Account.Id';


export default class lwcSubmitForApproval extends LightningElement {

    @track startApproval;
    @track disabled = false;
    @track error;

    @api recordId; // Account Id

    @wire(getRecord, { recordId: '$recordId', fields })

    approvalComments = '';

        if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_ADDRESS) === true){
                this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_ADDRESS);

        else if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_SSB) === true){
                this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_SSB);

        else if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_FINANCIAL) === true){
                this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_FINANCIAL);

        else if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_PAYMETHOD) === true){
               this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_PAYMETHOD);

        else if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_PAYTERMS) === true){
                this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_PAYTERMS);

        else if(getFieldValue(this.Account.data, START_ORDERDEL) === true){
               this.approvalComments = getFieldValue(this.Account.data, DESC_ORDERDEL);

    // onclick button handler
    submitForApproval() {

        startApproval({ accId: this.recordId, comments: this.approvalComments });


And here is the apex method:

public with sharing class LWCSubmitForApproval {

    ** This method initiates an approval process for the given object
    public static void approvalInit(String accId, String comment){
        Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest req = new Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest();
        Approval.ProcessResult result;
            // submit the approval request for processing
            result = Approval.process(req);
        }catch(Exception e){
            System.debug('No approval process has been setup yet.');

I need:

  1. get the value of approvalComments on load of component
  2. get the apex method to fire on the button click

please help!


get the value of approvalComments on load of component

Use a wire service:

import { LightningElement, wire } from 'lwc';
import getApprovalComments from '@salesforce/apex/LWCSubmitForApproval.getApprovalComments';
get approvalComments() {
    return this.approvalCommentsWired && this.approvalCommentsWired.data;

And for the Apex:

public static String getApprovalComments() {
    // Get the string here and return

the apex method to fire on the button click

It already is (or should be). You do need to set the cacheable attribute to false, however:

public static void approvalInit(String accId, String comment){

Otherwise you'll get odd behavior in some cases.

  • Thanks sfdc fox, the wiring and adding the result through apex worked great. I am however still stuck on the Submit For Approval part, as it is just lingering with nothing. submitForApproval() { startApproval({ accId: this.recordId, comment: this.approvalCommentsWired.data }) on click it is not doing anything, any way I need to wire this apex method as well at the top first? – Tom Jacobson Aug 13 '20 at 15:28
  • @TomJacobson You didn't actually handle the response from the server (startApproval({ accId:this.recordId, comment:this.approvalCommentsWired.data}).then(()=>{ ... }).catch(error=>{ alert(error) }) or something like that. – sfdcfox Aug 13 '20 at 15:43

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