immutable-form

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immutable-form

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Install the package

yarn install immutable-form

To install the latest development version

yarn install immutable-form@devel

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Overview

The intent of this package is to provide a simple to use implementation of managing form state for React components, streamlining common requirements such as validation, error handling, data fetching and submission.

This package consists of three modules, Form, FormCollection, and connectForm.

Form is a class which provides an API to read and write form's state. The state is stored within a Immutable object which in turn is resides within a Redux store.

FormCollection holds references to all existing forms. This is useful if you're trying to access form values across different components.

connectForm is a React higher order component which passes down form and field props into your components and re-renders on the form's state changes.

Creating a form

import { Form, connectForm } from 'immutable-form';
 
// This is just a mock promise for the sake of this code example, in reality this promise should originate from performing an async call to some api.
const createUserPromise = Promise.resolve({
  userId: '123',
});
 
// These props could be anything. This function returns a new Form as a function of props.
const mapPropsToForm = ({
  hasUsername,
  hasPassword,
}) => new Form('userForm', {
  fields: {
    username: (hasUsername || undefined) && {
      // All these fields are optional,
      value: 'some value', // Set an initial value
      // Any validation function in validate which returns a string will cause a validation error. Each validation function receives the field value and the form reference as parameters.
      validate: [
        username => username.trim().length === 0 && 'Username cannot be be empty',
      ],
    },
    password: (hasPassword || undefined) && {
      validate: [
        password => password.trim().length < 6 && 'Password must be longer than 6 characters',
      ],
    },
  },
})
// Send a request to the server
.setSubmit((form) => createUserPromise)
// If the promise resolves, do something with the results
.setOnSuccess(({userId}, form) => userId)
// If the promise is rejected, do something.
.setOnFailure((err, form) => err);
 
const UserForm = ({
  // fields is a an Immutable Map
  fields,
  // This is the `Form` object, you can use it do extra actions such submitting the form.
  form,
}) => (
  <div>
    <input
      type="text"
      onChange={(e) => form.setField('username', e.target.value)}
      value={fields.getIn(['username', 'value'])}
    />
    {fields.getIn(['username', 'errors'].first())}
    <input
      type="text"
      onChange={(e) => form.setField('password', e.target.value)}
      value={fields.getIn(['password', 'value'])}
    />
    {fields.getIn(['password', 'errors'].first())}
    <button onClick={() => form.submit()} />
  </div>
);
 
export default connectForm(mapPropsToForm)(UserForm);
 

Loading async data into the form

import { Form, connectForm } from 'immutable-form';
 
// This is just a mock promise for the sake of this code example, in reality this promise should originate from performing an async call to some api.
const loadFormPromise = Promise.resolve({
  username: 'someusername',
  password: 'somepassword'
});
 
// Note that the below example does not use a function to create a new Form. See above for that use case.
const userForm = new Form('userForm', {
  fields: {
    username: {
      validate: [
        username => username.trim().length === 0 && 'Username cannot be be empty',
      ],
    },
    password: {
      validate: [
        password => password.trim().length < 6 && 'Password must be longer than 6 characters',
      ],
    },
  },
})
.setLoad(form => loadFormPromise.then(({ username, password }) => {
  // When the promise resolves with the requested data
  // you need to manually wire it into the form.
  form.setField('username', username);
  form.setField('email', email);
  // To set the loaded data as the form's initial state
  form.saveInitialState();
  // This allows you call form.reset() and reset to the loaded values instead of an empty form.
}));
 

If using connectForm the load promise will be called automatically in the component's lifecycle. To trigger a manual load, call form.load().

Creating a Form with extra options

import { Form, connectForm } from 'immutable-form';
 
const Form = new Form('form', {}, {
  logger: true, // Will enable redux-logger (false by default)
  addToFormCollection: true, // Refrains from adding a reference to FormCollection, (true by default)
});

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