Can anyone tell me how to redirect one visualforce page to another visualforce page automatically ?
below is my visualforce page :

< apex:page standardController="Account"
contentType="application/msWord/#Test-{!NOW()}.doc" recordSetVar="accounts" sidebar="false" cache="true">

<html xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word">

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>

        <apex:form >
            <apex:pageBlock title="Archiver For Account">
                 <div style="text-align:left" >          
                     <apex:pageBlockTable value="{!accounts}" var="ac" >
                         <apex:column headerValue="AccountName">
                             <apex:outputText >{!ac.Name}</apex:outputText>
                         <apex:column headerValue="Account Number">
                             <apex:outputText >{!ac.AccountNumber}</apex:outputText>
                         <apex:column headerValue="AccountType">
                             <apex:outputText >{!ac.Type}</apex:outputText>
                         <apex:column headerValue="Phone Number">
                             <apex:outputText >{!ac.Phone}</apex:outputText>

           <apex:outputText value="hi dude,"/>


        function redirect(){

        window.onload = window.setTimeout(redirect(),5000);


My question is once the document is downloaded then it will automatically redirect to another page as mentioned above.
I have tried using action attribute,calling redirect method from constructor. but nothing happen.
Finally I got the idea is using javascript we can redirect automatically. but it dosent work for me.

Someone please tell me what I have to modify.

Thanks in advance


Try using code given below in your first page :

PageReference OpenNewPage = Page.yoursecondpage;
return OpenNewPage;

So that it won't redirect but download the word file. Let me know if this works for you.


Try using following code :

     <apex:commandButton value="openWindow"   onclick="window.open('https://c.ap1.visual.force.com/apex/AccountasTextfile');"/>
  • it doesn't work for me Apr 3 '15 at 10:13
  • Actually my problem is: I have two vfp. First page contain download button. If I click that button then it will redirect to this page and download the content as word document.Once the doc is downloaded then it will automatically redirect to first page Apr 3 '15 at 10:14
  • For that What I have to do Apr 3 '15 at 10:15
  • So now your 2nd page doesn't redirect you to first page? Is it the problem?
    – Poonam
    Apr 3 '15 at 10:17
  • Yeah. I don't know why it doesnt redirect automatically Apr 3 '15 at 10:29

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