Salesforce Mobile SDK and Ionic – Edit Contact Part III

We’ve completed the EditContactPage component.  Now we should add a way to open it in a modal from the ContactDetailsPage component.

Update ContactDetailsPage Component

In the ContactDetailsPage component we are going to want a button to select to open a modal to edit the contact.  This means we will need a button on the html template.  And logic in the component class to handle the click event.

The button will be pretty straight forward.  We will add an html button with a ion-button component on it that uses the Angular event binding for the click event, (click), to call the updateContact method on the controller passing in the contact.

Edit Contact Button

<button ion-button (click)="updateContact(contact)">Edit</button>

Now for the fun part.  We will need to import a couple more things.  From ionic-angular we will need to add the ModalController.  This can be done as part of the other imports from ionic-angular on line 2.  We will also need to import the ContactEditPage controller.

Update Imports

import { IonicPage, NavController, NavParams, ModalController } from 'ionic-angular';

import { ContactEditPage } from '../../pages/contact-edit/contact-edit';

To get access to the ModalController we will need to add it to the constructor so that it can be injected properly.

Updated constructor

  public navCtrl: NavController,
  public navParams: NavParams,
  public modalCtrl: ModalController,
  private service: ContactsServiceProvider
) { }

Now we will need to add a method called updateContact to create a modal with the modalCtrl that we have access to and the reference to the ContactEditPage component.  This method will accept a contact of type any and use that as the value of the property named contact in the object passed in the to modalCtrl.create method.   Then we present the modal.

updateContact Modal

updateContact(contact: any) {
  let editModal = this.modalCtrl.create(ContactEditPage, { contact: contact });


Now we should be ready to run it.

Run it

Now if we run it we should see something…

Edit Complete?

Edit Complete?


No.  It’s not complete.  It looks like everything is working properly but it’s not saving to Salesforce.

If we inspect the console we can see the error.

Console Error

Console Error

Ok, so it’s not really an error it’s the results of the update call.  We’ll take a look into this next time and see where things went wrong.


Sometimes things don’t go right and we have to dig in a little more.  Let’s see if we can straighten this out next time.

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