getSaveMode (Client API reference)

Returns a value indicating how the save event was initiated by the user.



Return Value

Type: Number

Description: The following table describes the supported values returned to detect different ways table records may be saved by the user.

Value Save mode Table
1 Save All
2 Save and Close All
5 Deactivate All
6 Reactivate All
7 Send Email
15 Disqualify Lead
16 Qualify Lead
47 Assign User or Team owned tables
58 Save as Completed Activities
59 Save and New All
70 Auto Save All


This method is essential if you want to enable auto-save for most forms in an organization but disable it for specific forms.


The following code registered for the OnSave event with the execution context passed to it will prevent any saves that initiate from an auto-save but allow all others. With auto-save enabled, navigating away is equivalent to Save and Close. This code will prevent any saves that are initiated by the 30 second timer or when people navigate away from a form with unsaved data.

function preventAutoSave(executionContext) {
    var eventArgs = executionContext.getEventArgs();
    if (eventArgs.getSaveMode() == 70 || eventArgs.getSaveMode() == 2) {

To save a record the user must select the Save icon at the bottom of the form or a custom Save command needs to be added to the command bar.