I have a standard field called Product Brief Number ({!Product_Brief__c.Name}). This field is Auto Number, after saving it will generate a number. I want show this field when some after click on the save button. Otherwise my page will break. I already using rerender properties in my page. if i used rendering for this part, it will break my page. Thanks

   <apex:outputText value="{!Product_Brief__c.Name}"></apex:outputText>

   <apex:pageblockButtons >
                <apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!save}"/>
  • Why will rerendering break your page?
    – Eric
    Jul 20 '15 at 22:26
  • @ Eric, I already used rerendering option for Edit and View. When I add This one, it will break my page or my edit option will not work .
    – Suneth
    Jul 20 '15 at 22:28
  • What specifically happens that "breaks" your page when you add a serenader there? Unless something else is going on (required fields, etc) then it should not break your page. You are going to have to be more specific in your details
    – Eric
    Jul 20 '15 at 22:31

What you need is to be able to query the record from the database. Therefore, your solution depends on your page's design.

standardController + Extension

If you're using a standard controller, which it appears you are, you have to force a refresh of the entire page, because the record is only loaded once per view state. That looks like this:

public PageReference saveRecord() {
    // ApexPages.StandardController from constructor
    if(controller.save() == null) {
        return null;
    PageReference ref = Page.myPage;
    ref.getParameters().put('id', controller.getId());
    return ref;

If you're overriding the "view" action with your page, this isn't necessary, as a standard "{!save}" will effectively do the same thing.


If you have your own controller, you can simply:

public void save() {
    upsert theRecord;
    theRecord = [SELECT Name, ... FROM ... WHERE Id = :theRecord.Id];

Of course, this doesn't cover error handling, so I'll leave that up to you.


Give id to your outputtext tag. Place oncomplete attribute on the command button.Call a javascript function from there. In the java script fetch the apex:outputText attribute by using the id after that just replace the html of the tag with the new value.

function updateText(){ var a=documnet.getElementById({!$Component.Path_To_The_OPTextTag}); a.html()='{!Product_Brief__c.Name}'; }

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