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Dynamic for with Spring MVC using a HashMap

Sometime you need to dynamically generate a form without knowing how many fields it will be required (i.e. when your form is driven by a configuration or by some properties). The problem is to draw the form and, return the values to the Controller, and recognize the couples Field name / Field value after the submit..

You can easily get solve this problem just adding HashMap which will hold the key-value pair data to the DataModel.

Supposing your configuration says: you have to draw two fields and these are the name, you UI will be something like*:

<c:forEach items="${newRequest.fields}" var="field">
	<f:input type="text" path="rawFields['${field.field_id}']" class="form-control validate[groupRequired[mandatoryField]]" /> (R)
</c:forEach>

When you submit the form, the values and the key for the dynamic fields will be filled.

* newRequest is the DataModel you are passing and fields is the list of Fields that user will fill with data, like that:

public class Request {
 
	/** Request type */
	private int templateRequest;
 
	// ***** Input field ***** 
	List<RequestField> fields = new ArrayList<RequestField>();
 
	private HashMap<String, Object> rawFields = new HashMap<String, Object>();
 
	[Setters and getters]
 
}