@kanety/jquery-nested-form

0.6.0 • Public • Published

jquery-nested-form

A jquery plugin for adding / removing Rails nested form dynamically.

Dependencies

  • jquery

Installation

Install from npm:

$ npm install @kanety/jquery-nested-form --save

Usage

Build nested form using Rails fields_for as usual:

<%= form_with do |f| %>
  <div id="container">
    <%= f.fields_for :assocs do |assoc_form| %>
      <div class="nested-form">
        <%= assoc_form.text_field :text %>
        <button type="button" class="remove">Remove</button>
      </div>
    <% end %>
    <button type="button" id="add">Add</button>
  </div>
<% end %>

Then run:

$('#container').nestedForm({
  forms: '.nested-form',
  adder: '#add',
  remover: '.remove',
  associations: 'assocs'
});

New nested form is added when the #add button is clicked. The last elements of the .nested-form are used as a template to be added. The index of id and name attributes are incremented automatically.

<form>
  <div id="container">
    <div class="nested-form">
      <input type="text" name="model[assocs_attributes][0][text]" id="model_assocs_attributes_0_text">
    </div>
    <div class="nested-form">
      <input type="text" name="model[assocs_attributes][1][text]" id="model_assocs_attributes_1_text">
    </div>
    <button type="button" id="add">Add</button>
  </div>
</form>

Options

associations and postfixes are available for finding the index of the nested form. If your nested form consists of multiple associations such as assocsA and assocsB, you can set the associations as the following example:

$().nestedForm({
  associations: ['assocsA', 'assocsB'],
  postfixes: '_attributes'
});

tags and attributes are available to customize the attributes to be replaced:

$().nestedForm({
  tags: $.NestedForm.getDefaults().tags.concat(['a']),
  attributes: $.NestedForm.getDefaults().attributes.concat(['onclick'])
});

max is useful if you want to disable the add button when the number of nested forms reached to the limit:

$().nestedForm({
  max: 10
});

Callbacks

Following callbacks are available to manipulate DOM elements:

$().nestedForm({
  afterInitialize: function(instance) {},
  onBuildForm: function($form) {},
  beforeAddForm: function($container, $form) {},
  afterAddForm: function($container, $form) {},
  beforeRemoveForm: function($form) {},
  afterRemoveForm: function($form) {}
});

Multi-level nested form

If you have multi-level nested form, use nestedForm as follows:

<%= form_with do |f| %>
  <ul id="container">
    <%= f.fields_for :assocs do |assoc_form| %>
      <li class="nested-form">
        <%= assoc_form.text_field :text %>
        <ul class="deep-container">
          <%= assoc_form.fields_for :assocs2 do |assoc2_form| %>
            <li class="deep-nested-form">
              <%= assoc2_form.text_field :text %>
            </li>
          <% end %>
          <li><button type="button" class="deep-add">Add</button></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
    <% end %>
    <li><button type="button" class="add">Add</button></li>
  </ul>
<% end %>
$('#container').nestedForm({
  forms: '.nested-form',
  adder: '.add',
  nestedForm: {
    forms: '.deep-nested-form',
    adder: '.deep-add'
  }
});

The nestedForm option handles same arguments as the first-level form.

License

The library is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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