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Autosave record in lightning

I am trying to achieve Autosave of the record every 5 minutes in Lightning.

Here is the code for Common component which can be included any page that record has to be auto-saved without user intervention

Everything works as expected. Only issue is that I can't kill autosave recursion loop when I move to other lightning page. Is there a way to clear the autosave loop , I am using cleartimeout in the code.

autoSave : function(component,event)
        var thisHelper=this;
        var windowHelper=window;
        var timeValue=component. get("v. timer"); 
        component. set("v. timerValue", window. setTimeout(     
            $A. getCallback(function(){
                // To avoid auto save method call if component becomes invalid
                if(component. isValid()){
                    //Fire component event to access child component methods
                    var autoSaveEventValue = component. getEvent("autoSaveEvent");
                    autoSaveEventValue. fire();               
                    thisHelper. autoSave(component);
                // Clear the timer if component becomes invalid
                    windowHelper. clearTimeout( component. get("v. timerValue") );
Rahul KumarRahul Kumar (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi, Let us know if it helps.

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Rahul Kumar
Zachary Alexander 22Zachary Alexander 22
Found a way! Our good buddy Jitendra has a detailed description here: (" id="ext-gen103" rel="nofollow" target="_blank)

My functional code looks like this:
    doInit : function(component, event, helper) {

        //Initiate Auto-saves.
        helper.pollAutoSave(component, event, helper);
    pollAutoSave : function(component, event, helper) { 
        //execute callSaveMethod() again after 60 sec each
            $A.getCallback(function() { 
                helper.callSaveMethod(component, event, helper);
            }), 60000
    callSaveMethod : function (component, event, helper){   
        if(helper.validateContactForm(component)) {
            // Prepare the action to create the new contact
            var saveUpdateAction = component.get("c.saveUpdateRecord");
                "theSaveRecord": component.get("v.theRecord")
            // Configure the response handler for the action
            saveUpdateAction.setCallback(this, function(response) {
                var state = response.getState();
                if(state === "SUCCESS") {
                    //Actions can be added here if desired.
                else if (state === "ERROR") {
                    console.log('Problem saving contact, response state: ' + state);
                    else {
                        console.log('Unknown problem, response state: ' + state);
            // Send the request to do the update.