Is there a way I can make an Opportunity hyperlink? In the code below, I want the user be able to click and view their own Opportunity records.


public with sharing class OppExt {
     public List<Opportunity> myOpportunities { get; private set; }

     public OppExt(){
         myOpportunities = [ SELECT Id, Name, Account.Name
                 from Opportunity 
                 WHERE OwnerId = :UserInfo.getUserId()];


Page Snippet

<apex:repeat value="{!myOpportunities}" var="opp" >
    <apex:outputText value="{!opp.Name}"/><br/>
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    look at this documentation on apex:outputlink : developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.pages.meta/pages/… – Rao Sep 17 '15 at 16:36
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    Have you read through the visual force developers guide? Or the online reference. You will stumble upon a component <apex:commandLink> or <apex:outPutLink> that will do what you wish – Eric Sep 17 '15 at 16:37
  • @Rao how do you add specific opportunity ID as hyperlink? – Metawaa Sep 17 '15 at 16:38

So @Monith's answer is correct in that you should use an outputLink tag, but I disagree with the link construction methodology enough to post a separate answer.

When you are constructing links for standard actions, you should use the $Action global variable:

{!URLFOR($Action.Opportunity.View, opportunity.Id)}

If you look through the Valid Values for the $Action Global Variable, you will see many that you can use with Opportunity:

  • AddInfluence
  • Clone
  • Delete
  • List
  • New
  • Share
  • Submit for Approval (not sure how the syntax works there...should probably be Submit)
  • View
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  • What does New do? – Metawaa Sep 17 '15 at 17:21
  • That would create a new record, so you would not pass an Id in there. – Adrian Larson Sep 17 '15 at 17:24

You will need to use apex:outputlink for same

<apex:repeat value="{!myOpportunities}" var="opp" >
        <apex:outputlink value="/{!opp.Id}">{!opp.Name}</apex:outputlink><br/>
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    I would strongly recommend using standard view actions instead of rolling your own link. {!URLFOR($Action.Opportunity.View, opp.Id)} – Adrian Larson Sep 17 '15 at 16:38
  • @AdrianLarson Besides Edit and View is there anything else available Opportunity.View for opportunity? – Metawaa Sep 17 '15 at 16:53
  • Take a look at VisualForce Global Variables, specifically the $Action variable. – Adrian Larson Sep 17 '15 at 16:57
  • Opportunity has many valid values. – Adrian Larson Sep 17 '15 at 16:58

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