form-data-json-convert

2.2.2 • Public • Published

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Form Data Json - Form input values to/from JSON (And a bit more...)

A zero dependency, cross browser library to easily get or set/manipulate form input values as/from a json object. It can handle all input types, including multidimensional array names and file input. Native FormData is limited to reading only, we have way more:

  • Read data as multidimensional object or as a flat list (similar to FormData)
  • Write data into forms
  • Read unchecked/disabled fields as well
  • Read file inputs as base64, arraybuffer, etc...
  • Clear forms
  • Reset forms to their defaults
  • And, you don't even need a <form> element, we accept every container, even the <body>
  • Super small: ~3kB gzipped
  • Cross Browser including IE11 (Yes, the ugly one also)

Installation

Download latest release and include dist/form-data-json.min.js into your project.

<script src="dist/form-data-json.min.js"></script>
CDN (Latest version automatically, do not use it in production because of possible breaking changes)
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/form-data-json-convert/dist/form-data-json.min.js"></script>
NPM
npm install form-data-json-convert
// import in NodeJS: const FormDataJson = require('form-data-json-convert')
ES6 Module
import FormDataJson from 'pathtodistfolder/form-data-json.es6.js'

What's not supported

  • Write to <input type="file"> It's impossible in javascript to set values for file inputs, for security reasons. However, reading file input as base64 data uri string is supported.

How to use

Read data

let values = FormDataJson.toJson(document.querySelector("form")) // with native element
let values = FormDataJson.toJson("#form-id") // with selector
let values = FormDataJson.toJson($("#form-id")) // with jQuery
Read form input values as a flat object (similar to native FormData())
let values = FormDataJson.toJson(document.querySelector("form"), { flatList: true })
Read form input values including disabled
let values = FormDataJson.toJson(document.querySelector("form"), { includeDisabled: true })
Read with file inputs as base64 data uri
FormDataJson.toJson(document.querySelector("form"), {
  filesCallback: function (values) {
    console.log(values)
  }
})
Read form input values but filter out, for example, all password fields
let values = FormDataJson.toJson(document.querySelector("form"), {
  inputFilter: function (inputElement) {
    return (inputElement.type || 'text') !== 'password'
  }
})

Write data

FormDataJson.fromJson(document.querySelector("form"), { 'name': 'BrainFooLong' })
Set form input values and clear all other existing input values
FormDataJson.fromJson(document.querySelector("form"), { 'name': 'BrainFooLong' }, { clearOthers: true })
Reset all input fields to their default values
FormDataJson.reset(document.querySelector("form"))
Clear all input fields to empty values
FormDataJson.clear(document.querySelector("form"))
All default options for toJson()

You can edit this defaults globally by modifying FormDataJson.defaultOptionsToJson.

{
/**
 * Include all disabled field values
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'includeDisabled': false,

/**
 * Include all button field values
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'includeButtonValues': false,

/**
 * Include all unchecked radio/checkboxes as given value when they are unchecked
 * If undefined, than the unchecked field will be ignored in output
 * @type {*}
 */
'uncheckedValue': undefined,

/**
 * A function, where first parameter is the input field to check for
 * Must return true if the field should be included
 * All other return values, as well as no return value, will skip the input field in the progress
 * @type {function|null}
 */
'inputFilter': null,

/**
 * Does return an array list, with same values as native Array.from(new FormData(form))
 * A list will look like [["inputName", "inputValue"], ["inputName", "inputValue"]]
 * The input name will not be changed and the list can contain multiple equal names
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'flatList': false,

/**
 * If true, then this does skip empty fields from the output
 * Empty is considered to be:
 * An empty array (for multiple selects/checkboxes)
 * An empty input field (length = 0 or null)
 * This does recursively remove keys
 * Example: {"agb":"1", "user" : [{"name" : ""},{"name" : ""}]} will be {"agb":"1"}
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'skipEmpty': false,

/**
 * A function that will be called when all file fields are read as base64 data uri
 * First passed parameter to this function are the form values including all file data
 * Note: If set, the original return value from toJson() returns null
 * @type {function|null}
 */
'filesCallback': null,

/**
 * By default, files are read as base64 data url
 * Possible values are: readAsDataURL, readAsBinaryString, readAsText, readAsArrayBuffer
 * @type {string}
 */
'fileReaderFunction': 'readAsDataURL',

/**
 * If true than values try to be a real Array instead of Object where possible
 * If false than all values that are multiple (multiple select, same input names checkboxes, unnamed array indexes, etc...) will be objects
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'arrayify': true
}
All default options for fromJson()

You can edit this defaults globally by modifying FormDataJson.defaultOptionsFromJson.

{
/**
 * Does expect the given values are in a flatList, previously exported with toJson
 * Instead of the default bevhiour with nested objects
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'flatList': false,

/**
 * If true, than all fields that are not exist in the passed values object, will be cleared/emptied
 * Not exist means, the value must be undefined
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'clearOthers': false,

/**
 * If true, than all fields that are not exist in the passed values object, will be reset
 * Not exist means, the value must be undefined
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'resetOthers': false,

/**
 * If true, when a fields value has changed, a "change" event will be fired
 * @type {boolean}
 */
'triggerChangeEvent': false
}

How to contribute

  • Please write an issue before you start programming.
  • Always test the official supported browsers.
  • Write all tests in docs/tests/test.html. Each new option must have an own test.

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