I'm trying to call an Apex function from a Visualforce page, but my Apex function isn't getting hit. What am I doing wrong?

I have this

        console.log('data is ',data);

Which is supposed to call this:

public with sharing class RecordingTest {

    public static String saveRecording(String data) {
        System.debug('hit save recording' + data);
        return Connector.saveRecording(data);

But the System.debug line never gets hit.

I've also tried it this way

        console.log('data is ',data);

with the same result.

For this method, using !$RemoteAction instead of, or in front of ct_4_sf gives me compilation errors. Removing ct_4_sf(which is the namespace under Setup > Create > Packages), from the first method doesn't help.

I'm not getting any errors in the console or anywhere else.

  • 1) You should probably make RemoteAction methods global. 2) Are you sure your log levels are high enough? – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 16:25
  • Is there a particular reason you're using the prefix ct_4_sf? Using RecordingTest.saveRecording( params ) in the JavaScript of your VF page should work as you don't appear to have a namespace to deal with. – Mark Pond May 5 '15 at 16:28
  • @AdrianLarson setting the class and method to global didn't help. Yes, I confirmed that my log levels are high enough. – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 16:31
  • @MarkPond I removed ct_4_sf prefix, which is the namespace defined in Setup > Create > Namespace Prefix, and that didn't help – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 16:32
  • What is the data type for the paths var you are passing in? If it is not String that could be the cause... – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 16:36

The problem is with this line right here:


You should be using the $RemoteAction merge value, like this:


This automatically takes care of your namespacing problems, too.

Your controller won't be available unless you include it as a controller or extension on the page. You don't automatically get all remote actions for free.

  • From the OP: "For this method, using !$RemoteAction instead of, or in front of ct_4_sf gives me compilation errors." He already tried your solution. – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 17:07
  • 1
    @AdrianLarson I forgot to mention that the page must reference the controller or extension where the remoteaction lives, or it won't compile/resolve $RemoteAction, nor will it include it in the page's script (so it can't be called). – sfdcfox May 5 '15 at 17:13
  • How do I "include my controller as a controller or extension on the page?", if that's a step I'm missing? – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 17:17
  • 1
    @Houseman <apex:page standardController="..." extensions="RecordingTest" ...> or <apex:page controller="RecordingTest" ...>. Also, if you need it as an extension, you'll need to add public RecordingTest(ApexPages.StandardController controller) { } to your class. – sfdcfox May 5 '15 at 17:19
  • @sfdcfox Good catch. I forgot about that part because my JS is in a Static Resource so I didn't look at the page itself. – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 17:21

Try adding event to your callback function. Usually when I do remoting, it looks something like:

    param1, param2, function (result, event) {
        if (event.status) {
        } else {

Also make sure in your page tag you have extensions="MyExtension". Not sure if you are using a standard or custom controller, but your page tag should look something like:

<apex:page standardController="Opportunity" extensions="RecordingTest">
  • That didn't help. – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 17:07
  • What are you seeing in the console? Anything? – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 17:08
  • I'm not seeing anything in the console – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 17:09
  • So you are not hitting your callback... Have you tried any debugging in the JS method that calls the RemoteAction? Maybe we need that context to help. – Adrian Larson May 5 '15 at 17:11
  • I have a console.log right above my remote call, and that gets hit. The only other meaningful place I can add a log is when the function returns, where logs already are. – House- 'Reinstate Monica' -man May 5 '15 at 17:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.