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Question by jpdery, May 22, 2014 8:31 PM

Salesforce Case Insight Panel expressions fail in normal, non-edit mode

$correlateUsingIdf(keywords: "{!>Subject}")

The above expression, in -edit- mode of a Case Insight Panel produces this, as expected:

$correlateUsingIdf(keywords: "this is my subject")

However, when saved and viewed in -normal- mode, it produces this:

$correlateUsingIdf(keywords: "")

This is also repeatable with another field, custom.

I get confused however because this expression:


correctly produces


in -both- modes.

Note: my InsightPanel apex page is custom, modified according to

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Answer by Martin Laporte, May 23, 2014 5:23 AM

Ah that is a tricky behavior of Salesforce: objects loaded by a standard controller for a page (Case here) only populate the fields that are directly referenced in the VisualForce page. So when using a custom VF page for a panel, you need to put some dummy code in the page like this for each field you'll reference in your query:

< apex:outputText value="{!Subject}" rendered="false"/> 

The stock page uses the CoveoPageExtension controller that automatically loads all fields through a tricky process. But you can't access this class in a custom page at the moment.

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Comment by jpdery, May 23, 2014 9:48 AM

Had to actually say: < apex:outputText value="{!case.Subject}" rendered="false"/>

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