not able to call javascript function from apex:inputfeild in visualforce page

function getEmail(Emailfeild)

              var Email = document.getElementById(Emailfeild).value;
                    function(result, event){
                        if (event.status==true) {
                       document.getElementById('Email ID').innerHTML = 
            {escape: true}

VF page

<apex:pageblockSection columns="1">
    <div align="center">
       <apex:inputfield required="true" id="Emailfeild" onclick="getEmail('{!$Component.Emailfeild} )" value="{!IBI_TM_Applicants__c.Email_ID__c}">
<apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
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    – Moonpie
    Commented Aug 26, 2021 at 16:48
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    – Moonpie
    Commented Aug 26, 2021 at 17:18
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    Aside from my answer, there's also a non-zero probability that you may have misspelled something. Make sure you're paying attention to variable and method names, and also note that JavaScript is cAsE-sEnSiTiVe.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Aug 26, 2021 at 17:39

1 Answer 1


There's no need to use ID values here, just use event.target:

<apex:inputfield required="true" onclick="getEmail(event)" value="{!IBI_TM_Applicants__c.Email_ID__c}">

function getEmail(event) {
    var email = event.target.value;
  // ... rest of code

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