Lookup fields which is not a part of page layout is not working as expected with lightning data services
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Lookup fields which is not a part of page layout is not working as expected with lightning data services

Winter 19 , Lightning

Last updated 10 days ago ·Reference W-5644971 ·Reported By 85 users

In Review

When using lightning:recordEditForm & lightning:recordViewForm components with a lookup field and if the lookup field is excluded from the page layout ( record detail ). The DML operation made on the lightning:record:EditForm works, however the lightning:recordViewForm does not get updated with the newly made changes.

Manual refresh would reveal the updated data in the lightning:recordViewForm component.

1. Create an object with a lookup field.
2. Create a "Edit Component as follows

<lightning:recordEditForm aura:id="recordViewForm"
<lightning:messages />
<lightning:inputField fieldName="Subject" />
<lightning:inputField fieldName="AccountId" />
<lightning:inputField fieldName="ParentId" />
<lightning:button type="submit" label="Update record btn" />

3. Create a "View Component" as follows

<lightning:recordViewForm recordId="{!v.recordId}" objectApiName="Case">
<div class="slds-box">
<lightning:outputField fieldName="Subject" />
<lightning:outputField fieldName="AccountId" />
<lightning:outputField fieldName="ParentId" />

4. Add these 2 components to a record detail page.

5. Update the lookup fields and the following scenarios would be observed.

When the Lookup field is available on the page layout of the Record Detail Page

A DML operation is performed on the lightning:recordEditForm , the changes made to the record is extended or transmitted to the lightning:recordViewForm which is part of the same page layout.

When the Lookup field is NOT available on the page layout of the Record Detail Page

[1] When the lookup field is empty in the lightning:recordEditForm , DML operation to the lookup field will not be transmitted to the lightning:recordViewForm component which is a part of the same page layout. The lightning:recordViewForm would still show a blank value.

[2] When the lookup field is already populated in the lightning;recordEditForm , DML operation to the lookup field will be transmitted to the lightning:recordViewForm component .This works as expected.

- Use a manual refresh to update the view
- Add the missing lookup field to the page layout.
- If the lookup field is not desired as a part of the page layout , then use force:recordData with "fields" attribute to pull the record and use the retrieved record in lightning:formattedText or similar output components to view the updated values.

09 April 2020 : Please note that this issue also applies to Lightning Web Component (LWC) version of lightning record edit form (lightning-record-edit-form).

Is it Fixed?

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