Build Custom UI to Create and Edit Records

If the lightning-record*form components don’t provide enough flexibility for your use case, use the JavaScript API to build UI that creates and edits records.

Before you use the JavaScript API, see whether the lightning-record*form components meet your needs. See Compare Base Components.

This document explains the ldsCreateRecord component in the lwc-recipes repo. The component asks for a name and creates an account with that name. When the account is created, it renders the account Id.

Form that asks for an Account name and creates an account.

To create a record via JavaScript, call the createRecord() function. This component calls the function in the createAccount handler.

The component’s JavaScript imports createRecord from the lightning/uiRecordApi module. To display notifications for error handling, it imports ShowToastEvent from lightning/platformShowToastEvent. It also imports references to the Account object and Account name field.

Specify the apiName and fields values for your recordInput object. In the example, we pass in fields on the recordInput object using a shorthand syntax, instead of passing in fields: fields. Then, pass the account name to createRecord(recordInput), which creates an account record based on the name you provide.

Next, provide a handler that creates an account record using createRecord(recordInput). In this example, the handleNameChange(event) method handles a change event from the component HTML file when a user enters an account name.

The createRecord(recordInput) function returns a Promise object that resolves when the record is created. To return record data back to the component, use the then() block. This component returns the account.id and sets it to the accountId property.

Handle errors using the catch() block.

To update a record, see updateRecord(recordInput, clientOptions), which has sample code. To update multiple records using Apex, see Display Data in a Table with Inline Editing.

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