Using apex:outputLink you can link to record IDs. I would like to access a record through a JQuery click function. Is there a way to pass the value of the outputLink to javascript?

function clickTables()


Output Link:

<apex:outputLink id="hkLink" value="/{!hk.id}" target="_blank">{!hk.Property__r.Name}</apex:outputLink>


<div id="leftBottomBlock">                                
            <apex:pageBlock id="todayReport" title="Today's Reports">
                <div id="hkRecords">
                    <apex:outputLabel ><strong>Properties:</strong></apex:outputLabel>
                    <apex:repeat value="{!hk_records}" var="hk" id="hkRecordList">
                        <div class="propertyRateDiv">
                            <table class="hkRecordTable">
                                <apex:outputLink id="hkLink" value="/{!hk.id}" target="_blank">{!hk.Property__r.Name}</apex:outputLink>
                                        <td>Supervisor: </td>
  • Could you include a code snippet of what you've done (tried) so far? The answer to your question is generally "yes", but you'll get a much better answer if you can provide a Short, Self-Contained, Correct Example. – sfdcfox Nov 13 '15 at 17:06
  • @sfdcfox I have edited my post. Any suggestions? – Alex Brigham Nov 13 '15 at 17:08

<apex:outputLink> is rendered as a normal a tag, so you can bind to it normally, like this:

$('.propertyRateTable').on('click','a', function(e) {


<apex:page standardController="Account" recordSetVar="Accounts">
    <apex:includeScript value="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.4.js" />
    var $j = jQuery.noConflict();
    $j(function() {
        $j('.pageBlockTable').on('click', 'a', function(e) {
            alert('This link goes to the URL: '+$j(this).attr('href'));
        <apex:pageBlockTable value="{!accounts}" var="record" styleClass="pageBlockTable">
                <apex:outputLink value="/{!record.id}">{!record.name}</apex:outputLink>
  • Ahh good to know. May I just ask what the 'e' represents? Thank you! – Alex Brigham Nov 13 '15 at 17:37
  • @AlexBrigham you can call it whatever you want, but e is the traditional value used. It's the event that was triggered (e.g. this was a MouseEvent, so e contains details about the target, the mouse cursor's position, etc). – sfdcfox Nov 13 '15 at 17:48
  • Hey, I still cannot get this to work. Is there something I am missing? – Alex Brigham Nov 13 '15 at 19:27
  • @AlexBrigham Allow me to write up some example code; maybe that will help you out. – sfdcfox Nov 13 '15 at 19:28
  • @AlexBrigham I wrote a minimalist version that works. Let me know if this helps you out. – sfdcfox Nov 13 '15 at 19:40

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