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How to fix the Angular error ‘Form submission canceled because the form is not connected’ with JavaScript?

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The error “Form submission canceled because the form is not connected” typically occurs in Angular applications when you try to submit a form programmatically without the form being properly initialized or connected to the Angular form module.

To fix this error, ensure that you follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your form is properly defined in your Angular component’s HTML template using the <form> tag, and that you have bound the form to an Angular form module using the ngForm directive.
<form #myForm="ngForm">
  <!-- Form fields and controls -->
  1. If you’re submitting the form programmatically using JavaScript, ensure that you’re referencing the correct form element. You should not be submitting the form using traditional HTML form submission methods like submit().

Instead, you should use Angular’s NgForm directive along with template reference variable (#myForm in the example above) to access the form in your component’s TypeScript code.

import { ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { NgForm } from '@angular/forms';

  // Component configuration
export class MyComponent {
  @ViewChild('myForm') myForm: NgForm;

  // Method to submit the form
  submitForm() {
    if (this.myForm.valid) {
      // Form submission logic
  1. Ensure that your form submission logic is correct and that you’re not inadvertently canceling the form submission in your code.

By following these steps and ensuring that your form is properly connected to Angular’s form module, you should be able to fix the “Form submission canceled because the form is not connected” error in your Angular application.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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