Is it possible to create documents and attachments by using Visualforce Page?
I just want to upload image in "Choose File" button(InputFile tag) Where i can save documents and attachments at the same time.

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Yes, you can attach create documents and attachments using VF page. Sample VF page for inserting Attachment.

  <apex:pageBlockButtons >
    <apex:commandButton action="{!upload}" value="Save"/>

  <apex:pageBlockSection columns="2">

    <apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
      <apex:outputLabel value="File Name"/>
      <apex:inputText value="{!attachment.name}"/>

    <apex:pageBlockSectionItem >
      <apex:outputLabel value="File"/>
      <apex:inputFile value="{!attachment.body}" filename="{!attachment.name}"/>


Sample Controller class

public class UploadAttchCtr {

    public Attachment attachment {
    public UploadAttchCtr() {
        attachment = new Attachment();

    public void upload() {
    attachment.OwnerId = UserInfo.getUserId();
    attachment.ParentId = '0069000000BNuBc'; //specify the record ID;
    attachment.IsPrivate = true;

    try {
        insert attachment;
    } catch (DMLException e) {
        ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.message(ApexPages.severity.ERROR, 'Error uploading attachment'));
        //return null;

    Document document = new Document();
    document.AuthorId = UserInfo.getUserId();
    document.FolderId = UserInfo.getUserId(); // put it in running user's folder
    document.Body = attachment.body;
    document.Name = attachment.Name;        
    try {
      insert document;
    } catch (DMLException e) {
      ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.message(ApexPages.severity.ERROR,'Error uploading file'));

  • Himanshu you are creating attachment not document file.
    – user24524
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:24
  • @user24524 Yes in my sample i am creating attachment. you can also add Document in the Similar manner. Use following for Documents : developer.force.com/cookbook/recipe/…
    – Himanshu
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:28
  • I mentioned in my question here i have to create document and attachment in single input file.Means I don't want to make individual file for document and attachment.
    – user24524
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:31
  • You mean, you need to create both Attachment and Document from single input file?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:32
  • Yes, You got it!
    – user24524
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 7:33

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