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  • Shubham

    April 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Apex Inputfield not working in Salesforce1 for the type Lookup when opened in Mobile.

  • Manpreet

    April 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Hi Shubham,

    It is a known limitation of Salesforce1 Mobile and is documented in the Salesforce1 App Developer's Guide.

    From the Salesforce1 App Developer's Guide section, Visualforce Components to Avoid in Salesforce1:

    Using <apex:inputField> is fine for fields that display as a basic input field, like text, email, and phone numbers, but avoid using it for field types that use an input widget, such as date and lookup fields.


  • Aman

    April 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Shubham,

    You can use the below code to create apex input field for the type look up :

    <apex:page docType="html-5.0" standardController="Deal__c" extensions="PositionNoteDealActionController" sidebar="false" showHeader="false" applyHtmlTag="false">
    <html xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta http-equiv="x-ua-compatible" content="ie=edge" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
    <apex:stylesheet value="{!URLFOR($Resource.salesforce_lightning, 'assets/styles/salesforce-lightning-design-system-vf.min.css')}" />

    <div class="yourcompanyname">
    <apex:form >

    <div class="slds-form-element">
    <label class="slds-form-element__label" >Opportunity</label>
    <div class="slds-form-element__control slds-input-has-icon slds-input-has-icon--right">
    <a href="javascript:%20openLookup%28%27%2F_ui%2Fcommon%2Fdata%2FLookupPage%3Flkfm%3Dj_id0%253Aj_id4%26lknm%3Dj_id0%253Aj_id4%253Aj_id7%26lktp%3D%27%20%2B%20getElementByIdCS%28%27j_id0%3Aj_id4%3Aj_id7_lktp%27%29.value%2C670%2C%271%27%2C%27%26lksrch%3D%27%20%2B%20escapeUTF%28getElementByIdCS%28%27j_id0%3Aj_id4%3Aj_id7%27%29.value.substring%280%2C%2080%29%29%29" id="j_id0:j_id4:j_id7_lkwgt" onclick="setLastMousePosition(event)" title="Opportunity Lookup (New Window)">
    <svg aria-hidden="true" class="slds-input__icon slds-icon-text-default" >
    <use xlink:href="{!URLFOR($Resource.salesforce_lightning, '/assets/icons/utility-sprite/svg/symbols.svg#search')}"></use>
    <apex:inputField styleClass="slds-input" type="text" value="{!positionNote.Opportunity__c}"/>

    The salesforce_lightning resource comes from the css-customizer on the lightning design system site. Just upload the entire zip as a static resource.

    The href on the anchor tag is copied directly from the lookup icon if using regular salesforce styling.

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