0

I've got a form where the user needs to enter a number of records (varies for each screen), and the UI approach I'm considering is to have multiple rows, with the ability to add and remove rows, something akin to:

    -------- -------- X
    -------- -------- X
 +  -------- -------- X

Where clicking + adds another row, and clicking X removes a particular row. I'm interested to know of there are any names for this pattern so I can find appropriate documentation for the app framework we're using to develop it (it's a somewhat clunky RAD framework - so we've got a bit of work to do to make it do what we need).

  • 4
    Possible duplicate of Pattern for adding/removing an item within a form – Nash May 4 '18 at 8:30
  • @Nash The proposed duplicate does not answer OP's question. OP is asking if this particular pattern has a name, and if so, what it is. – maxathousand May 4 '18 at 20:23
  • @Adam, I'm not sure of a specific name for it (not to say it doesn't have one), but to help extend your search, I've seen a lot of To-Do and other productivity apps that allow rapid item creation by using a quick-add pattern like this. – maxathousand May 4 '18 at 20:26
  • I have seen it referred to as a Form Stack. – Mike M May 4 '18 at 22:11
0

I don't know if this is a widely or generally used term but in the world of Wordpress custom fields, this kind of pattern is referred to as a "repeater". A repeater can be a repeating text field, a repeating image input, repeating anything. So in your case it would just be referred to as a "repeater text field".

Hope that helps! Here's a link to a popular Wordpress plugin that allows for the easy creation of custom repeater fields. There's a video there that might help illustrate how the ui pattern looks: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/repeater/

Also in searching the web for "repeater ui" pattern I found a bunch of websites using the term for similar things so I think that this is probably one of the more popular options.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.