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[article rbarticle] How to configure Object Record form submit handlers ?


[article rbarticle] How to configure Object Record form submit handlers ?

  • In Rollbase, for Record New/Edit/Status-Change/QuickCreate pages, user can configure 'onsbumit' event handler in

    Object Definition -> Pages -> Edit Page -> Properties -> HTML Event Handlers section.

    Additionally, with New UI (4.0.4) release, we have added client-side API options to acheive the same. Users can now also configure a script component on the page & leverage this API to attach form submit handlers.

    Given below is a code snippet that demonstrates the same:

    Attaching form submit handlers in New/Edit/Status-Change/Quick-Create pages:

    try {

    if (!rbf_isNewUI()) {
    throw 'This Script is written specific to New UI Context';

    var onFormSubmit = function (event) {
    //submit handler...
    console.log("Form Validation Status: "+event.validationStatus);

    //to prevent form submission

    rb.newui.util.addEventListener(rb.newui.util.customEvents.rbs_pageRender, function () {
    //Get formContext instance for Edit Form in page
    var formContext = rbf_getObjectRecordForm();
    if (formContext) {

    catch (err) {
    if (console) {


    Note: Directly attaching form submit handlers on <form> elements or 'click' event handlers on Submit button in page is discouraged. This may interfere with Rollbase platform behavior & also have compatibility issues across releases. Additionally, handlers configured in this manner may also be incorrectly notified on form cancel.

  • I'm having a bit of trouble with this -- I have a function in the Object > Page Properties > HTML Event Handlers > onsubmit() field.  This function is getting triggered when the user presses "Cancel" and "Save."  How do I prevent the function from being executed when the user presses "Cancel"?

    Here's the function in onsubmit:

    savePickUp(function() {

    rbf_growlInfo("Testing", "onsubmit triggered");


    where "savePickUp" is a function defined in a custom script on the page.

  • Yes, there is an issue here. Ideally form submit handlers should not be notified on form cancel.

    We will resolve this in a forthcoming release. For a workaround, can you please review the following thread: