I need to open a page from the external web application in saleforce1 app.on some custom action. is there any way to achieve this scenario.

I tried to create a custom link on account object and try to open a web application in the visualpage with the iframe. but its not working with the saleforce1 app.

Can anyone help me out please ???


If you want to open an external web page, you have 2 options:

1 Use an iFram to embed the page. But you're saying that doesn't work. So the other option might be a fit.

2 Do a redirect. There's 3 options there.

2.1 Use a meta-refresh, like so

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://example.com/">

2.2 Use a piece of script that opens the page


2.3 Use an <a href='...'> link in your VF page, and make the user click it, or let a script click it automatically. If you want to open the website/webapp in a new page, add the _blank target attribute.

<a href='...' target='_blank'>text</a>

It should open the link in a new window. If that doesn't work, try

<a onclick="window.open('...'); return false;">text</a>    

You can not, though, open the page in the external device browser.

  • Yes, But I want to open the page into the salesforce1 application only. in some visual page or canvas may be.. Is it Possible ? – Salesforce Dev Team Feb 25 '15 at 18:57
  • I see. See my updated answer. – Willem Mulder Feb 26 '15 at 19:58

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