I have a custom object ToDoObj which has no fields ( I am using only the Name field from it) and I am trying to create a ToDo list type of functionality with this Object. Below is my code for Component and Controller:


 <aura:component controller="ToDoController">
    <aura:attribute name="list" type="ToDoObj__c[]" />
    <aura:attribute name="listItem" type="ToDoObj__c" />
    <aura:handler name="init" action="{!c.myAction}" value="{!this}" />

   <div class="container">
    <form class="form-for-list">
      <div class="if-field-is-req">
        <div class="only-one-inputfield">
          <ui:inputText aura:id="todoitemfield" label="Enter ToDo Item  "
      <ui:button label="Add To List" 
<div class="msg">
              <div id="list" class="row">
                 <aura:iteration items="{!v.list}" var="item">
                     <ui:inputCheckbox value="" /><ui:outputText value="{!item.Name}"/>


 myAction : function(component, event, helper) {
    var action = component.get("c.getToDos");
    action.setCallback(this, function(data) {
    component.set("v.list", data.getReturnValue());

createToDo : function(component, event, helper) {
 var todoItemField = component.find("todoitemfield");
   console.log('field is'+todoItemField);
 var todoItem = todoItemField.get("v.value");   
    console.log('item is '+todoItem);
    if(!todoItem || 0 === todoItem.length){
        todoItem.set("v.errors", [{message:"Enter a value!"}]);
    else {
    todoItem.set("v.errors", null);
    var listItem = component.get("v.listItem");
    createtodo(component, listItem);
createtodo: function(component, listItem) {
this.upserttodo(component, listItem, function(a) {
    var list = component.get("v.list");
    component.set("v.list", list);

I tried to debug the same using console.log but I am getting null value for todoItem while todoItemField is being updated correctly in the variable (as far as I know - it comes as some value which is in some other format and doesnt show the actual fieldName or something). Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong in this!

1 Answer 1


You need to give the attribute a default value:

<aura:attribute name="listItem" type="ToDoObj__c" default="{ sobjectType: 'ToDoObj__c', Name: '' }"/>
  • Thank you..That seemed to resolve the issue...Could you please explain the same to me as to why a default value was required for this?
    – Sid
    Nov 5, 2015 at 7:00
  • @Sid I actually don't know myself. There was a similar issue here related to the force:inputField and force:outputField, and I suspect that this might also just be a current limitation that will eventually be resolved.
    – martin
    Nov 5, 2015 at 12:16

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