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. – user18041 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 – user18041 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
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    @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? – user18041 May 5 '15 at 17:17
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    @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. – user18041 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 – user18041 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. – user18041 May 5 '15 at 17:16

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