I am trying to open a record in Edit mode when a record type is selected. I am using the following code Im doing some mistake but dont know what.


  • Where is the id of the record that you want to open in Edit mode?
    – AslamK
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:37
  • @AslamK I am trying to create a record. My issue is there is a controller which calls different VF page based on Record type. Now I have a new record type which should have standard Page layout.
    – Tamil
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:44
  • Even then you are not specifying which object you want to create. If for example it is a new Account then the pagereference should start of like /001/e. Similarly find the prefix of the object you want to create and accordingly modify the URL.
    – AslamK
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:47

2 Answers 2


You are not specifying in your URL which object you want to create the new Record for.

So assuming it is Account, it should be


Or alternatively create a dummy object of the required object ( say account ) and use the standard controller itself as shown below.

Account account = new Account();
account.RecordTypeId = someId;    
PageReference pg = new ApexPages.StandardController(account).edit();

Change the above for any of the other custom or standard objects.

  • I am getting the following error: java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: You cannot call edit() on a null object
    – Tamil
    Oct 13, 2015 at 16:42
  • Then i guess the object you are passing is null. Initialize it and try.
    – AslamK
    Oct 13, 2015 at 17:54
  • Hey @Aslamk. The issue is I have a controller which is calling different VF page based of Record type and now I want to show a standard page layout for one record type. I tried your Account code. I inserted a record and opened the record in edit mode it is going to Infinite loop.
    – Tamil
    Oct 13, 2015 at 18:18
  • Try passing the nooverride=1 parameter along with the URL and see if it works.
    – AslamK
    Oct 14, 2015 at 9:32
  • Hey @Aslamk thanks for the reply. I tried that it is going to default record type. I have 5 record type. 4 is using VF page and 5th one I need standard salesforce page.
    – Tamil
    Oct 14, 2015 at 12:30

It should have record ID before /e


  • hi @ashwani thanks for the reply. I'm getting following error message Formula Expression is required on the action attributes.
    – Tamil
    Oct 13, 2015 at 13:46

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