I am rendering a VF page in Customer Portal and hoping to use inputField. Issue is that the field is not showing as editable, this happens when rendered from the portal (as a portal user) and my in my force.com app, see code below.

<apex:page sidebar="false" standardController="Contact">
    <apex:form >
    <h1>Hello, {!$User.FirstName}</h1>
        <apex:pageBlock title="PP Form" mode="edit">
            <apex:pageBlockSection title="Personal Details">
                <apex:inputfield value="{!contact.name}"/> 
                <apex:inputfield value="{!contact.name}"/> 
            <apex:pageBlockSection >
                <apex:commandButton action="{!save}" value="Save"/>

Thanks in advance

  • This sounds like a permissions issue.
    – Matt K
    Aug 24 '12 at 20:55
  • I'm not sure if you meant to or not but the title of your question implies the mode="edit" attribute on apex:pageBlock changes the functionality of inputFields within it. It does not. It only controls what styles are used when rendering. Aug 25 '12 at 4:00

Are you referring to: Customer Portal User Licenses or Service Cloud Portal User Licenses depending on the user licenses, some users don't have have access to update contacts, make sure your using a license that has access to 'Contacts' here: https://na3.salesforce.com/help/doc/en/users_understanding_license_types.htm

  • Thanks Jordan, I am referring to Customer Portal User Licenses. I double checked the link and it seems the license type I am using (Customer Portal Manager Custom license) allows for create, read and update. Not sure what the issue is, but I am gonna try add the VF page to the page layout and see how it behaves then. Aug 24 '12 at 22:02
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    Not positive that Contact has a 'Name' record, but maybe try: {!Contact.FirstName} & {!Contact.LastName} Aug 24 '12 at 22:09
  • You are a legend Jordan - Thanks that did the trick. As the say in the UK, SchoolBoy Error Aug 27 '12 at 20:17

Name is a read-only field that's basically FirstName and LastName concatenated. Try this with either of those fields, and make sure that the profile has Field Level access to those fields.

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    This is correct. Name is definitely not editable as it is just a concatenation of FirstName + ' ' + LastName. Aug 24 '12 at 23:50

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