How to create a Activity event(Sobject) vf page without the duration and time field. Because these fields are required one i don't need these on my page.so can we do it without these fields. If so can anyone provide me with some sample.

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    Unclear question, what do you want to achieve? Do you want the VF page to set some default values for your two required fields upon sobject creation? Do you want to replace the standard view-layout of an object with a VF page that hides certain fields? Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 16:25
  • i created a vf page with some custom field in it from Event object but i didnt place DurationInMinutes and ActivityDateTime fields in this page because i dont need these field to my requirement when im trying to save the record im getting error msg REQUIRED_FIELD_MISSING, Required fields are missing: [Duration]: [Duration]
    – rakesh
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 16:33

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A Salesforce Event happens at a particular time and date, and has a duration in minutes. If you set the Start Datetime and Duration, the End Datetime will be filled in, and if you set Start and End, Duration will be filled in. However, you can't create an Event without specifying this information in some way. If you don't want to display it on the page, you could write a custom controller extension that sets these values "behind the scenes".

However, I don't understand why you would create an Event that doesn't happen at a particular time, so it may be that I'm missing something.

  • i created a date custom field and for time i created a picklist. I'm placing these custom field on vf page. so i dont need those Standard fields as u said can you plz provied me the sample with controller extension to set values behind
    – rakesh
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 17:35
  • I see, you need to convert between the custom field and the standard datetime field. I suggest you give it a try writing a controller extension based on the Event standard controller. If you have trouble with the extension, post your code here with a new question and we'll help as we can. Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 17:41

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