Angular 11 | 10 Get Value from Disabled Form Control while Submitting

In an Angular Form, we may sometimes be required to disable some of the form controls based on complex logic. When we make a form control is disabled, it is not considered as the value during submission of the forms.

This Angular tutorial is compatible with version 4+ including latest version 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 ,7, 6 & 5.

The form control values are only fetched from controls that are enabled on time of submission, whereas the disabled form control values are simply ignored.

In this quick tutorial, we’ll create a simple Angular form and get the value of disabled form control while submitting it.

Create a Simple Form

In the App, component add the following simple form with First Name and Last Name as shown below:

<form [formGroup]="profileForm" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">

    <label>
      First Name:
      <input type="text" formControlName="firstName">
    </label>

    <label>
      Last Name:
      <input type="text" formControlName="lastName">
    </label>

    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

  </form>

  <button (click)="disableLastName()">Disable LastName</button>
  <button (click)="enableLastName()">Enable LastName</button>

 

It is having two buttons to Enable/ Disable the Last name control.

Update the App component class with the following code:

// app.component.ts
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { FormBuilder, Validators } from '@angular/forms';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
})
export class AppComponent {

  profileForm = this.fb.group({
    firstName: [''],
    lastName: ['']
  });

  constructor(private fb: FormBuilder) { }

  ngOnInit() { }

  onSubmit() {
    console.log(this.profileForm.value);
  }


  disableLastName() {
    this.profileForm.controls.lastName.disable();
  }

  enableLastName() {
    this.profileForm.controls.lastName.enable();
  }

}

 

Now, Run the application by hitting “ng serve --open

 

Without Disabled Lastname

Now if click on the Submit button, you will see the firstName and lastName values in the console window, given by the

this.profileForm.value

 

 

With Disabled LastName

Now click on the “Disable LastName” button to disable the control. Then click submit to notice that there will be no value for lastName.

 

Solution To Get Disabled Form Control Values

You need to update the Submit method as shown below:

onSubmit() {
    console.log('Before', this.profileForm.value);

    for (const prop in this.profileForm.controls) {
      this.profileForm.value[prop] = this.profileForm.controls[prop].value;
    }

    console.log('After', this.profileForm.value);
  }

Here, we are getting values from each control using controls inside the for loop for props then updating the values object which was missing the disabled props

 

That’s it…

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