I created a form that saves a main model and its related model all in the one form.
Works great, except that there was no validation on the form, as i’m opening it up as modal - this is a requirement due to my target user experience.
In order to get the validation working, i added the necessary ‘‘enableAjaxValidation’ => true,’ to the ActiveForm and now validation works, however each and every time it runs it tries to run the controllers create method !
The way it is working currently, is that as soon as all fields are filled in, it auto runs the create method and saves the models, without the user clicking the ‘create’ button, as you would normally do in a form.
To keep it simple (other thread has more detail) some semi-pseudocode of the logic in controller create:
if (model->load($request->post && property->load($request->post)
model->property_id = property->id
So yeah, form will post on each field since i need ajax to validate the form.
How is this normally handled or how can i avoid the post running each time ?
I thought about simply adding a field to the create button, and simply check that it exists before trying the post and validation - but that is ugly because it would not validate via ajax still - it would validate only once you click the create button ?