How to pass javascript value to controller..?

  • I want to pass the java-script value to controller.I am using repeat on VF page.

    VF page

        <apex:repeat value="{!listAdj}" var="Adj" id="hrs">
         <td><div class="requiredInput"><div class="requiredBlock"></div>
        <apex:inputField id="decimal" value="{!Adj.Hours_Decimal__c}" onchange="setHidden5(this);" >
         <apex:inputField id="hours" value="{!Adj.Hours__c}" />
    <apex:inputField id="decimal" value="{!Adj.Hours_Decimal__c}" onchange="setHidden5(this);"/>

    Javascript code

    function setHidden5(element){
        //split the id of the inputField by ':' and then use the 5th index in the array to exact position of the inputField in the apex:repeat.
      var idArray =':');
        var hiddenRep1 =document.getElementById("thePage:form:hrs:hrs:"+idArray[4]+":decimal");
             var hiddenRep2 = document.getElementById("thePage:form:hrs:hrs:"+idArray[4]+":hours");
        if(element.value.length >=1){
          document.getElementById("thePage:form:hrs:hrs:"+idArray[4]+":hours").disabled = true;

    I want to pass the hiddenRep2.value to controller.How to pass that. Hidden2.value is same as hidden1.value + some addition subtraction.i dont know how to pass that value. Can someone me sort out this.


  • Sergej Utko

    Sergej Utko Correct answer

    7 years ago

    There are multiple solutions for this question.

    1. Use of hidden field

    You can define an apex variable and associate it in a hidden input field on the visualforce page. Then set a javascript variable to this field an reference it in controller:

    Apex class:

    public class myClass {
        // Our test variable        
        public String myString {get; set;}
        public myClass(){
            myString = '';
        // Method for testing a hidden field functionality 
        public PageReference myMethod(){
            System.debug('myString: ' + myString);
            return null;

    Visualforce page:

    function setVar(param){
    <!-- Hidden field to store a new value of the variable -->
    <apex:inputHidden value="{!myString}" id="myHiddenField"/>
    <!-- Action function for the rerendering -->
    <apex:actionFunction name="passStringToController" action="{!myMethod}" rerender="myHiddenField"/>
    <!-- A command button for sending a call to the function -->
    <apex:commandButton value="Test me" onclick="setVar('new value'); return false;" />

    2. Use of apex:param

    // We don't need any javascript function anymore
    // because we will access an actionFunction directly
    <!-- A new value will be set to the apex:param -->
    <apex:actionFunction name="passStringToController" action="{!myMethod}" rerender="myHiddenField">
        <apex:param name="p1" value="" assignTo="{!myString}" />
    <!-- Here we can directly access the action function per name and assign a variable value -->
    <apex:commandButton value="Test me" onclick="passStringToController('new value'); return false;" />

    I am using repeat..can you please help me pass values when i am using repeat...??

    @mastOr can you explain me this jquery code jQuery('[id$=myHiddenField]') how we can directly refer apex element id here, as it got modifed in browser.

    @Ankuli This jQuery code access an DOM element where ID ends with the given string (myHiddenField).

    @MichaelSobczak You are welcome! :)

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