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Save and Continue

refine provides you with the necessary methods to add this feature. This feature is familiar to Django users.

We have three save options: Save, Save and continue editing and Save and add another.

Now let's see how to handle these cases,

Show Posts List

src/posts/pages/list.tsx
import { useTable, useNavigation } from "@pankod/refine-core";

import { IPost } from "interfaces";

export const PostList: React.FC = () => {
const { tableQueryResult } = useTable<IPost>();
const { edit, create } = useNavigation();

return (
<div>
<button onClick={() => create("posts")}>Create Post</button>
<table>
<thead>
<td>ID</td>
<td>Title</td>
<td>Actions</td>
</thead>
<tbody>
{tableQueryResult.data?.data.map((post) => (
<tr key={post.id}>
<td>{post.id}</td>
<td>{post.title}</td>
<td>
<button onClick={() => edit("posts", post.id)}>
Edit
</button>
</td>
</tr>
))}
</tbody>
</table>
</div>
);
};

Disable useForm redirection after successfull mutation​

When we create our Create Page, we pass redirect false to the useForm hook that we will use to manage the form. Thus, we will be able to do the redirection we want in our buttons.

src/pages/create.tsx
import { useForm } from "@pankod/refine-core";

import { IPost } from "interfaces";

export const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
const { formLoading, onFinish, redirect } = useForm<IPost>({
redirect: false,
});
};

Creating form and adding buttons​

We will create the form and listen to the changes in this form with the help of a state. We add the Save, Save and continue editing and Save and add another buttons that we will use to submit the form to our page.

src/pages/create.tsx
import React, { useState } from "react";
import { useSelect, useForm, useNavigation } from "@pankod/refine-core";

import { IPost } from "interfaces";

export const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
const [formValues, setFormValues] = useState({
title: "",
content: "",
status: "draft",
category: {
id: "",
},
});
const { formLoading, onFinish, redirect } = useForm<IPost>({
redirect: false,
});

const { goBack } = useNavigation();

const { options } = useSelect({
resource: "categories",
});

return (
<div>
<button className="back" onClick={() => goBack()}>
Go Back
</button>
<form className="form-wrapper">
<div className="form-group">
<label>Title: </label>
<input
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
title: e.target.value,
})
}
value={formValues.title}
/>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Status: </label>
<select
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
status: e.target.value as IPost["status"],
})
}
value={formValues.status}
>
<option value="published">published</option>
<option value="draft">draft</option>
<option value="rejected">rejected</option>
</select>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Category: </label>
<select
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
category: {
id: e.target.value,
},
})
}
value={formValues.category.id}
>
<option value={""} disabled>
Please select
</option>
{options?.map((category) => (
<option key={category.value} value={category.value}>
{category.label}
</option>
))}
</select>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Content: </label>

<textarea
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
content: e.target.value,
})
}
rows={10}
cols={50}
value={formValues.content}
/>
</div>
<div className="saveActions">
<button type="button">Save</button>
<button stype="button">Save and continue editing</button>
<button type="button">Save and add another</button>
</div>
{formLoading && <p>Loading</p>}
</form>
</div>
);
};
save and continue buttons

Handling submit events on buttons​

We will use handleSubmit function to manage submit event when clicking the buttons we created.

info

onFinish function resolves to respect the mutationMode property. In pessimistic mode it will resolve after the response is returned from the request, in optimistic and undoable modes it will resolve immediately. Only real await will happen in pessimistic mode and this will resolve with the response data, others will resolve immediately with undefined data.

Refer to the mutationMode documentation for more details. β†’

src/pages/create.tsx
import React, { useState } from "react";
import { useSelect, useForm, useNavigation } from "@pankod/refine-core";

import { IPost } from "interfaces";

export const PostCreate: React.FC = () => {
const [formValues, setFormValues] = useState({
title: "",
content: "",
status: "draft",
category: {
id: "",
},
});
const { formLoading, onFinish, redirect } = useForm<IPost>({
redirect: false,
});

const { goBack } = useNavigation();

const { options } = useSelect({
resource: "categories",
});

const handleSubmit = async (redirectTo: "list" | "edit" | "create") => {
const response = await onFinish(formValues);

setFormValues({
title: "",
content: "",
status: "draft",
category: {
id: "",
},
});

redirect(redirectTo, response?.data?.id);
};

return (
<div>
<button className="back" onClick={() => goBack()}>
Go Back
</button>
<form className="form-wrapper">
<div className="form-group">
<label>Title: </label>
<input
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
title: e.target.value,
})
}
value={formValues.title}
/>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Status: </label>
<select
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
status: e.target.value as IPost["status"],
})
}
value={formValues.status}
>
<option value="published">published</option>
<option value="draft">draft</option>
<option value="rejected">rejected</option>
</select>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Category: </label>
<select
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
category: {
id: e.target.value,
},
})
}
value={formValues.category.id}
>
<option value={""} disabled>
Please select
</option>
{options?.map((category) => (
<option key={category.value} value={category.value}>
{category.label}
</option>
))}
</select>
</div>
<div className="form-group">
<label>Content: </label>

<textarea
required
onChange={(e) =>
setFormValues({
...formValues,
content: e.target.value,
})
}
rows={10}
cols={50}
value={formValues.content}
/>
</div>
<div className="saveActions">
<button onClick={() => handleSubmit("list")} type="button">
Save
</button>
<button onClick={() => handleSubmit("edit")} type="button">
Save and continue editing
</button>
<button
onClick={() => handleSubmit("create")}
type="button"
>
Save and add another
</button>
</div>
{formLoading && <p>Loading</p>}
</form>
</div>
);
};
tip

We used the redirect method to perform the redirection, which returns from useForm instead of useNavigation Thus, we can do our routing without dealing with managing resources.

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