I am having a lightning component that uses the Lightning Data services. The component is like below which has a button which when clicking on it changes the case status to Closed.

<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForRecordHome,force:hasRecordId" access="global"  >
<aura:attribute name="loaded" type="Boolean" default="false" />
<lightning:spinner variant="brand" alternativeText="Loading..." class="{!(v.loaded? 'slds-show': 'slds-hide')}" />
 <lightning:recordEditForm aura:id="form" 
         <!--<lightning:spinner aura:id="spinner" variant="brand" /> -->
        <lightning:inputField aura:id="statusInput" fieldName="Status" class="slds-hide" />
        <lightning:button variant="brand" type="submit" label="Close Case(LDS)" />

And controller

    handleSubmit: function(component, event, helper) {
        var fields = event.getParam('fields');
        fields.Status = 'Closed';
    handleError: function(component, event, helper) {
            type: 'error',
            mode: 'pester',
            message: 'Case cannot be closed, please verify the required fields like Category are filled !!' }).fire();  
    handleSuccess: function(component, event, helper) {
            type: 'success',
            message: 'Case is closed!',
            mode: 'pester'

I am currently in the handleError hard coding the error message but I am trying to get the errors from the Validation/ if something goes wrong instead of hard coding the errors. I tried to get the error

    var error = event.getParams();
    // Get the error message
    var errorMessage = event.getParam("message"); 

and give it in the message it just gives the generic error message in the toast like enter image description here instead I should be getting the validation error

A Category is required to close the case.

How to get the Validation errors in to the lightning component from the Lightning Data Services.

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2 Answers 2


You're on the right track with event.getParams();. The property that hold the error message you're seeking depends on the location of the error defined in your validation rule.

If the error is to appear on a field, the error messages can be found in event.getParam('output').fieldErrors - an object of field errors.


const fieldErrors = event.getParam('output').fieldErrors;
const separator = ' ';

let message = Object.values(fieldErrors).map(field => {
    return field.map(error => error.message).join(separator);

    type: 'error',
    mode: 'pester',
    message: message 

If the error is to appear on the top of the page, the error message can be found in event.getParam('detail') or event.getParam('output').errors - an array of errors.

  • I tried using event.getParam('output').errors and event.getParam('detail') but I dont see any error on the toast
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 19:50
  • Tried all the three options but array is all empty I see no error messages
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 19:58
  • What do you get in the console when you console.log(event.getParams())?
    – akiradev
    Sep 10, 2020 at 20:14
  • Proxy {} [[Handler]]: Object [[Target]]: Object [[IsRevoked]]: false
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 20:17
  • There is no fields in the <lightning:recordEditForm> it just the button, which is when is clicked it tries to update the record status.
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 20:19

onerror is a built-in event of lightning:recordEditForm. So to read the events you must use the event like var err = event.getParam("error");. This returns an object which has

  • message: General description of error.
  • detail: Description of error details, if any.
  • output: Record exception errors with errors and fieldErrors properties. For example, to return the error details when a required field is missing, use event.getParam("output").fieldErrors.
  • error: Returns the status code via status and statusText properties.

Alternatively you can consider using <lightning:messages/> in the component which will automatically display the errors. lightning:messages displays the message, and the detail or fieldErrors record exception message if it's available.

You can find more details here

  • Can you please help me how to use the <lightning:messages/> here
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 19:49
  • Place <lightning:messages/> as a direct child, between your opening <lightning:recordEditForm> and closing </lightning:recordEditForm> tag. However this will show the error message inline rather than as a floating toast.
    – akiradev
    Sep 10, 2020 at 20:44
  • @akiradev Yes I tried this <lightning:messages/> and dont help with my component
    – user81642
    Sep 10, 2020 at 20:53

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