Generic Record Handler Lightning Component

Generic Record Handler Lightning Component

In this blog, we will develop a generic record handler lightning component, which will be helpful in viewing and editing any record of any object.

This component is developed using very helpful base lightning components,  lightning:datatable and lightning:recordForm. It will be helpful in:

  • Viewing any object in your Salesforce Org.
  • Viewing and editing records of the selected object from the same page. This works for both standard and custom object.

You can replace the datatable used in this example with a paginated datatable, which I have explained in below blogs.

Code Time

GenericRecordHandler.cmp – Lightning Component

GenericRecordHandlerController.js – Controller

GenericRecordHandlerHelper.js – Helper

GenericRecordHandler.apxc – Apex Controller



There are lot of modification can be done in this component as per your use case. Like having a paginated data-table, suppying filter in SOQL instead of fetching 200 records etc. Its totally upto you how you would use this component. Paste your query in the comments.

Manish Choudhari

I am a certified Salesforce Application & System Architect and Developer working on Salesforce Technology since 2014. Currently, I have 14 Salesforce certifications along with OCPJP (Oracle Certified Profession JavaSE6 Programmer) working in Hyderabad as a Technical Engineer. Writing technical blogs, learning new technologies and frameworks and sharing knowledge is my hobby.

This Post Has 8 Comments

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    “Generic Record Handler Lightning Component” that you created is really awesome.
    Thank you for all your useful blogs related to lightning.

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    Nice!!. Is there any way to update multiple records at a time?

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    Manish – I am new to SF and ligntning (no Java / CCS). I seen you few lightning vdios and they look good but can you please let me who how to start from begining so that I can learh more objectively and also when I can download the classes material to cpmpare

    Hare Krishan

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    Hi ,
    Nice! . Is there any way to delete the record?

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      That is good idea. In this example you cannot delete the record this way, but this can be modified to include delete functionality as well.

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    i am new to lightning can i get the example to display the selected record detail page from list of records of any object

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