I have a parent object Contract__c and a child record Risk__c. The parent object has a picklist: Classification: high, medium, low

Risk__c has two record types high and low. The fields for these record types are different, and I have created a visualforce page for each record type, because I need to modify the save&new functionality.

When the user enters high on Contract__c, the user needs to click on the related list button Create high risk, which opens the high risk visualforce page. I have another button called Create medium risk, which the user should click if medium was selected in the classification picklist.

The problem is, I want to only display the high button if high was selected in the picklist, and I want to be able to display the medium button, only if medium was selected. Is that possible?

Otherwise I would be happy to just have one button, which has some logic to decide which page to open. But I wouldn't know how to do that.


  • In case your Create X risk button is a custom button why can't you just check the parent's picklist value before redirecting to the creation page? Something like IF(ISPICKVAL(Classification, "high"), "VisualforcePage1", "VisualforcePage2") Feb 18, 2015 at 12:11
  • But would that be a url, javascript or visualforce page? When I select visualforce page as my content source, then I am not able to do that.
    – Lily
    Feb 18, 2015 at 12:36
  • You can redirect to the visualforce page using javascript. Feb 18, 2015 at 12:41

1 Answer 1

  • You can create one custom field on your Custom object "Contract__c" which holds the name of visualforce page lets call it as "Page__c".
  • The value of Page__c will change according to value of Classification: high, medium, low
    Classification == high
    page__c = 'HighVFPage';
  • This page__c would be formula field which contains formula like
    CASE(Classification, "high", "HighVFPage", "medium", "MediumVFPage","LowVFPage")
  • Create List button on child object("Risk__c") which contains below code.
    var pageValue = "{!Contract__c.Page__c}"; 
    var url = "/apex/"+pageValue; 
    parent.window.location = url; 

I hope this will work for you.

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