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Marc Philippe Beaujean
Marc Philippe Beaujean

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React Form Submission Handling - anyone got advice?

I keep finding myself rewritting the same ol' submission logic for each form, with slight changes depending on the contents - however, each time, I write my logic into a separate script that looks really similar to the previous. Something along these lines:

  • Disable the submission button
  • Check and validate all the inputs
  • Dispatch a post request
  • Display the server errors if there was mistake,otherwise redirect/create a notification

Anyone able to help me out by sharing their solutions? Form submission patterns or frameworks to help me keep this a bit more dry are much appreciated 😄

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Nick Taylor • Edited on

Formik is solid. We used it where I used to work.

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Let's face it, forms are really verbose in React. To make matters worse, most form helpers do wayyyy too much magic and often have a significant performance cost associated with them. Formik is a small library that helps you with the 3 most annoying parts:

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There is also Final Form, although I’ve never used it myself.

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In terms of posting the form and processing errors, it sounds like you’ve done the same thing a bunch of times. Maybe just create little helpers for that.

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Marc Philippe Beaujean

Formik seems exactly like what I'm looking for - thanks, I'll check it out 😊

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Jimmy McBride

Formik is leet 🔥

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José Muñoz

use Formik and stop re-writing logic, group it into re-usable pieces instead

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