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Introducing Carbon component mapper for Data Driven Forms

Data Driven Forms
Open source React library for rendering forms
Originally published at Medium ・4 min read

The Data Driven Forms team released Carbon component mapper that integrates IBM React Carbon components into Data Driven Forms.

About Data Driven Forms

Data Driven Forms is a open source React library that uses a data driven approach for building React forms. This approach is based on rendering JSON schemas as React forms with all needed functionality provided by the renderer. It includes features such as validation, conditional fields and many more. It helps web developers to write forms much quicker, simpler and to achieve a consistency across the whole application.

About mappers

A mapper is a set of components integrated with Data Driven Forms API. This set allows users to write forms without any need to implement their own components, so they can immediately write fully working forms with a wide range of features (displaying errors, wizard forms, etc.) You can also check the other mappers including components from Semantic UI React, Ant Design or BlueprintJS.

About Carbon Design System

Carbon Design System is a set of patterns, rules and components for building modern web applications. This system is fully open sourced and maintained by IBM.

Provided features

Provided components

TextField (TextInput)




Multiple variant

Single variant



  • including AM/PM and timezone selectors

Switch (Toggle)


  • allows to lazy load initial data

Single select

Multiple select


  • allows to divide forms into sub groups


  • allows to render any text



Wizard (custom component)

  • branching paths
  • interactive navigation
  • submits only visited values

DualListSelect (custom componet)

  • allows to move options between two lists
  • filtering, sorting

FieldArray (custom component)

  • allows to dynamically add form fields into forms
  • i.e. registering multiple users at once


  • the form (spacing, buttons) is designed according Carbon's guidelines


npm install --save @data-driven-forms/carbon-component-mapper
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yarn add @data-driven-forms/carbon-component-mapper
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For more information, please reach the documentation page.


Data Driven Forms is an open source project, all community contributions are welcomed. If you encounter any issue, please let us know on GitHub issues page or open a PR. You can also follow the project on Twitter @DataDrivenForms or reach us on our Discord server.

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