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React Form Builder Advance

A complete react form builder that interfaces with a json endpoint to load and save generated forms.

  • Upgraded to React 16.4.1
  • Use react-dnd for Drag & Drop
  • Save form data with dummy api server.

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Basic Usage

var React = require('react');
var FormBuilder = require('react-form-builder-advanced');
  <FormBuilder.ReactFormBuilder />,

ReactFormBuilder Props

  • toolbarItems: ?array
  • saveUrl: ?string
  • url: ?string
  • onLoad: ?function<Promise>
  • onPost: ?function - single argument to function which is an array of objects containing name and value of each form field
  • variables: ?object

ReactFormBuilder Props Item Props

  • By default all the form builder items are deletable, to hide the delete icon for a particular item pass in the allowDelete: false property.

  • To disable the edit option for a field pass in the allowEdit: false property. By default edit will be enabled for all fields

        "id": "XXXXXXX",
        "element": "Camera",
        "text": "Camera",
        "required": false,
        "fieldName": "camera_XXXXXXX",
        "label": "Placeholder Label",
        "allowDelete": false,
        "allowEdit": false,
        "id": "YYYYYYYY",
        "element": "Camera",
        "text": "Camera",
        "required": false,
        "fieldName": "camera_YYYYYYYY",
        "label": "Placeholder Label"


var items = [{
  key: 'Header',
  name: 'Header Text',
  icon: 'fa fa-header',
  static: true,
  content: 'Placeholder Text...'
  key: 'Paragraph',
  name: 'Paragraph',
  static: true,
  icon: 'fa fa-paragraph',
  content: 'Placeholder Text...'
  saveUrl='path/to/POST/built/form.json' />

React Form Generator

Now that a form is built and saved, let's generate it from the saved json.

var React = require('react');
var FormBuilder = require('react-form-builder-advanced');
    task_id={12} // Used to submit a hidden variable with the id to the form from the database.
    answer_data={JSON_ANSWERS} // Answer data, only used if loading a pre-existing form with values.
    authenticity_token={AUTH_TOKEN} // If using Rails and need an auth token to submit form.
    data={JSON_QUESTION_DATA} // Question data

Form Params

Name Type Required? Description
form_action string Required URL path to submit the form
form_method string Required Verb used in the form submission.
action_name string Optional Defines form submit button text. Defaults to "Submit"
data array Required Question data retrieved from the database
back_action string Optional URL path to go back if needed.
back_name string Optional Button text for back action. Defaults to "Cancel".
task_id integer Optional User to submit a hidden variable with id to the form on the backend database.
answer_data array Optional Answer data, only used if loading a pre-existing form with values.
authenticity_token string Optional If using Rails and need an auth token to submit form.
hide_actions boolean Optional If you would like to hide the submit / cancel buttons set to true.
display_short boolean Optional Display an optional "shorter page/form" which is common for legal documents or situations where the user will just have to sign or fill out a shorter form with only the critical elements.
read_only boolean Optional Shows a read only version which has fields disabled and removes "required" labels.
variables object Optional Key/value object that can be used for Signature variable replacement.

Read only Signatures

Read only signatures allow you to use a saved/canned signature to be placed into the form. The signature will be passed in through the variables property to ReactFormGenerator and ReactFormBuilder.

To use a read only signature, choose the "Read only" option and enter the key value of the variable that will be used to pass in the signature.

The signature data should be in base 64 format.

There is a variables.js file that contains a sample base 64 signature. This variable is passed into the demo builder and generator for testing. Use the variable key "JOHN" to test the variable replacement.

Vendor Dependencies

In order to make the form builder look pretty, there are a few dependencies other than React. See the example code in index.html for more details.

  • Bootstrap
  • FontAwesome


All relevant styles are located in css/application.css.scss.


$ npm install
$ npm start
$ npm serve:api

Then navigate to http://localhost:8080/ in your browser and you should be able to see the form builder in action.


$ npm test

Test is not working at this moment.

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