I'm trying to access some static resource in my visualforce page. I have uploaded a zip file named pqGrid. It's structure is like so:

- pqgrid.min.js
- pggrid.min.css
- images/

Following the directions in the sf docs on referencing a static resource, I tried the following:

<apex:includeScript value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqgrid.min.js')}"/>
<apex:stylesheet value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqgrid.min.css')}"/>

Onloading the page, I get a 404:

GET https://c.cs10.visual.force.com/resource/7975978979000/pqGrid/pqgrid.min.js 404 (Not Found) GET https://c.cs10.visual.force.com/resource/7975978979000/pqGrid/pqgrid.min.css

I've even tried just referencing an image:

<apex:image url="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'images/cross.png')}"/>

and same 404:

GET https://c.cs10.visual.force.com/resource/7975978979000/pqGrid/images/cross.png 404 (Not Found)

I've made sure that the resource cache control is public

enter image description here

What am I doing incorrectly?


Tried putting all the files into another directory, so it is now pqGrid/stash/[*files]

When I get the 404 not found:

GET https://c.cs10.visual.force.com/resource/1430434594000/pqGrid/stash/pqgrid.min.css

I tried playing with this url. Trying to navigate to just /stash/ throws a ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE error. Navigating to just /pqGrid/ let's me download the stuff. Trying to go directly to the file, /pqGrid/stash/file.js I just get a blank page.

So the zip is definitely on salesforce, but something is up with accessing it.

Thanks all!

1 Answer 1


You need the top level folder name too. Change

<apex:includeScript value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pgrid.min.js')}"/>
<apex:stylesheet value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqgrid.min.css')}"/>


<apex:includeScript value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqGrid/pqgrid.min.js')}"/>
<apex:stylesheet value="{!URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqGrid/pqgrid.min.css')}"/>

Actually, to be more accurate, you need to change the second parameter to start with the folder name before you zipped it up.

I tend to try to name my static resources the exact same name as the unzipped folder name -ie


I would name the static resource my_resources and refer to as:

<apex:includeScript value="{!URLFOR($Resource.my_resources, 'my_resources/myjavascript.js')}"/>
<apex:stylesheet value="{!URLFOR($Resource.my_resources, 'my_resources/mycss.css')}"/>

EDIT Looking at my static resources in SublimeText, I can see that Salesforce actually makes you a folder with the name of your static resource when you upload your static resource. So if you didn't want to have the name repeated, you could select all your resources on your filesystem (but not their enclosing folder) and archive them together.

This would make your existing structure work.

  • Not working. If you look at the 404's I'm getting, you'll see that pqGrid directory is autoadded, like you mentioned. I still tried adding pqGrid to the file dir, like you suggested, making it URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'pqGrid/pqgrid.min.css'), didn't work (and now searched for pqGrid/pqGrid/resource). I also tried saving all files into a folder, stash, and then rezipping and uploading. I then tried URLFOR($Resource.pqGrid, 'stash/pqgrid.min.css'), still a 404.
    – ZAR
    Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 22:30
  • Try changing those direct to resource urls in your browser address bar - you should be able to fiddle with them until you get them right - oh and make sure your newly uploaded resource has cache control == public Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 22:35
  • I noticed a typo in your naming of files in the question - pgGrid instead of pqGird Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 22:38
  • Trying to play around with them directly - I just get a blank page regardless of what I put in. Also, I'm not sure what to add/delete, the URL looks fine: c.cs10.visual.force.com/resource/7975978979000/pqGrid/stash/…
    – ZAR
    Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 22:55
  • 1
    See edited question
    – ZAR
    Commented May 1, 2015 at 19:49

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