I am working on a website that is using Salesforce for membership management purposes. Salesforce is the single repository for membership information and needs to be able to send membership information to a website when new members join the organization.

I've figured out most of this, but I've run into a problem when attempting to send my data in JSON format. Below is the code I currently have attached to a button in the Contact View:


    url : "XXXXXXX",
    method : "POST",
    dataType: "json",
    contentType: "application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8"
    requestData : "{id:" + {!Contact.Id} + ",fn=" + {!Contact.FirstName} + "}",
    onSuccess : function(response) {
} );

I've tried a few ways to format the requestData variable, but I can't seem to figure out how to format this correctly when utilizing Salesforce merge fields. Can someone provide me with an example of how to send JSON data in this way?

  • This is one of the purposes of the Outbound Message workflow action, which you might also take a look at. – greenstork Sep 25 '14 at 16:20
  • You can also use REST API calls in a trigger. Outbound Messaging is usually more work (development) on the remote end, and REST is more work on the local end (Apex Code). – sfdcfox Sep 25 '14 at 16:27

Your JSON is incorrect. I personally recommend forcing the browser to encode things correctly with JSON.stringify.

requestData: JSON.stringify( { "id": "{!Contact.Id}", "fn": "{!JSENCODE(Contact.FirstName)}" } ),
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  • That appeared to work, but the data is placed in Request Payload and not in Post. Is that normal? – Eric K Sep 25 '14 at 16:31

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