Data Driven Forms is a monorepo that uses Lerna and yarn workspaces, so you can use all its commands as well.


  • ○ NodeJS 14

  • ○ Unix like OS (MacOS, Linux)

We do not support developing on Windows at this moment. However, we would welcome any PR to change this.


yarn install
yarn build

All packages are linked together by default, so if you run a yarn build in a package, all other packages are updated to the latest version of that package. A package has to be built first before it is used in other package.

Each package has a small playground package/demo, where you can test your changes.

cd packages/pf3-component-mapper
yarn start

The documentation is a server-side rendered React application based on NextJS framework.

cd packages/react-renderer-demo
yarn dev
yarn lerna clean
rm -rf node_modules

To clean built files use following command: (This script is also ran automatically before each build.)

yarn clean-build

Tests can be ran from core folder or from specific package.

yarn test
yarn test --watchAll packages/pf4-component-mapper
# or
cd packages/pf4-component-mapper
yarn test

Please follow following checklist if you are going to open a PR. It will help you make the PR finished.

Run yarn build in root folder to build all packages. You can run this command only in package you changed. All packages are linked by default, you have to build them first.

Run yarn lint in root folder to check if the code is correctly formatted. You can use yarn lint --fix to automatically correct issues.

All new code should be properly tested. Run yarn test in root folder to test all files. Check codecoverage report to see uncovered lines of code. We are using Jest and Enzyme.

If you introduce a new feature, you should document this change in our documentation. The documentation is located in react-renderer-demo package and it is a web application based on NextJS. We do not write tests for the documentation.

yarn dev starts a local version of the documentation.

yarn build prepares files for deployment.

yarn serve emulates the web application running in local emulator.

A correct commit message is important, because we are using semantic release to automatically releease new versions. These messages are also used in our release notes, so other users can see what is being changed.

My change introduces a new feature

Prefix your commit message with feat and specify the package that is being changed. An example: feat(pf4): a new dual list integration. If you change multiple packages, you can use feat(common): ... or feat(all): ....

My change fixes a bug or technical debt

Prefix your commit message with fix. Otherwise, the same rules apply. An example: fix(pf4): fixed missed proptype in select.

My change does not change any released package

If your change does not change any of the released packages, you can simple just descibe the change, an example: Fix button on documenation example page. This also applies for any change in the documentation repo.

My change introduces a breaking change

We are trying to avoid breaking changes. Please, open an issue and discuss the issue with us, we will try to come up with alternative options.


We provide a simple CLI tool for generating component mappers. It will create a based project structure and dummy components.

yarn generate-template

To add additional examples of custom form components, please follow these steps.

(1) Create a new markdown file in this directory: https://github.com/data-driven-forms/react-forms/tree/master/packages/react-renderer-demo/src/pages/examples.


(2) Wrap the whole content into DocPage component:

import DocPage from '@docs/doc-page';
<DocPage>
Your content
</DocPage>

(3) Add this information to the file:

    (a) Description of the component

    (b) A problem it may help to solve

    (c) Example of the component implementation and usage in a form


(4) To create an example follow these steps:

    (a) Create a new JS file in this directory: https://github.com/data-driven-forms/react-forms/tree/master/packages/react-renderer-demo/src/examples/components/examples

    (b) Import the code example using this path components/examples/<file name without extenstion>

import CodeExample from '@docs/code-example';
<CodeExample source="components/examples/sample-example" mode="preview" />

(5) Add the component to the navigation. Add a new object to this file: https://github.com/data-driven-forms/react-forms/blob/master/packages/react-renderer-demo/src/components/navigation/schemas/custom-examples.schema.js

    (a) Title: text of the link

    (b) Component: exact filename of the markdown file