I would like to prevent the @wire function from loading automatically on initialization and instead load it on command.

Currently I am using refreshApex() now to load it on command, but I don't want to load it until a button triggers it to load.

The purpose of my question is to add a Sync button which load a good amount of data on click only.

How can I achieve this?

2 Answers 2


Don't call it via the wire service. Call the Apex method imperatively in your button's onclick handler.

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    Suggesting an alternative like this is a good thing to do. Of course, depending on the wire (e.g. if it is a built-in Salesforce wire service) you may not be able to call it imperatively.
    – Phil W
    Nov 28, 2023 at 16:17
  • Valid point, @PhilW!
    – Wes Lyons
    Nov 28, 2023 at 16:54
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    Thank you, this is exactly what I needed! For my case I also added cachable = false to the apex method
    – Z0q
    Nov 29, 2023 at 10:37

Wire methods with reactive properties don't call Apex until their reactive values are set to any value other than undefined. In other words, if you do this:

@wire(someMethod, { someProperty: '$someProperty' }) someWireProperty;
handleClick() {
  this.someProperty = someNonUndefinedValue;

It won't call the Apex method until the parameters have definition.

Note that if you have a handler instead of a property, it'll still call the method once to set the default object ({ data: undefined, error: undefined }).

  • Wire doesn't get called until referenced properties are undefined. It will get called as soon as they have some values other than undefined including null. I think your statement is other way around? Nov 28, 2023 at 16:39
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    @RahulGawale I see the wording is confusing. I did say "non-undefined" (as in, not undefined). I'll clarify.
    – sfdcfox
    Nov 28, 2023 at 16:42
  • Does it start automatically perhaps because I am using an @api defined variable? I don't even know why I am using this in the first place
    – Z0q
    Nov 29, 2023 at 8:42

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