We have a VF Page that we are exposing to community users and on that page, we want to display the RL for Notes and Attachments. We have the following snippet

<apex:relatedList subject="{!Contact}" list="CombinedAttachments" />

However, when we add this line to our VF Page and access as a community user we get a VF error on like belowenter image description here

We have tried several things already, such as check security settings, ensure the notes and attachments is on the page layout, check the API version to 28/29, use NotesAndAttachments instead of CombinedAttachments.

So I wanted to confirm if it is possible to display the Notes and Attachments related list on a VF page that is being accessed via communities ? or wether we need to build something custom (hopefully not)

  • whats the error when you included NotesAndAttachments and whats the behaviour of page when run in Admin mode? Jun 1, 2014 at 7:07
  • The error is what you can see in the screenshot above, in admin mode it works fine. But I have checked the security settings ? so not sure if there is anything specific I should be looking for in the security settings Jun 1, 2014 at 7:48
  • I guess viewing contacts is not allowed for community customer..as a commuity user try and search for that conract...I am sure you wont be able to view using standard SFDC UI Jun 1, 2014 at 9:21

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I think this might be the answer to my question.

Notes and Attachments are not available on Accounts/Contacts for Customer Portal users. See the idea below,


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