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Relationship components

Contember Contember Interface React SDK provides relationship components that allow you to traverse relationships in the entity tree and provide a convenient way to access and display related entities.

The HasMany and HasOne components are the main relationship components. The HasMany component is used to manage "has-many" relationships, while the HasOne component is used to manage "has-one" relationships.


The HasMany component automatically iterates over a list of related entities and renders its children for each item in the list. You can use this component to easily render a list of related entities, such as a list of tags.

Here is an example of how to use the HasMany component to render a list of related entities:

Example of HasManyUsage

<HasMany field="tags">
<Field field="name" />

You can also specify a listComponent prop to customize the rendering of the list. The listComponent prop is a React component that is called with an accessor prop (of type EntityListAccessor) and a children prop. You can use the accessor prop to access the list of entities, and the children prop to render the list items. You can also specify listProps, which are props passed down to a listComponent.

Example how to use custom listComponent

const ListRenderer = ({ accessor, children, emptyMessage }) => {
if (accessor.isEmpty()) {
return <h2>{emptyMessage}</h2>
return (
{Array.from(accessor.entities).map(entity => (
<Entity key={entity.key} accessor={entity}>

<HasMany field="tags" listComponent={ListRenderer} listProps={{ emptyMessage: 'No tags' }}>
<Field field="name" />

Note that you must wrap the individual items into Entity component to correctly switch the context.


The HasOne component is used to manage "has-one" relationships, and allows you to switch the context to a related entity.

Example how to use HasOne component

<HasOne field="category">
<Field field="name" />


The Repeater component is a powerful tool for managing has-many relationships in forms. It allows you to add, remove, and sort items in a list, making it easy to manage complex data structures.

To use the Repeater component, you must specify the field prop, which specifies the field on the entity that holds the list of items. You can also specify the sortableBy prop, which allows users to sort the items in the list by a specified field.

Example how to use a Repeater

<Repeater field="answers" sortableBy="order">
<TextField field="answer" label="Answer"/>

The example considers following model:

export class Question {
answers = def.oneHasMany(Answer, 'question')
export class Answer {
question = def.manyHasOne(Question, 'answers')
answer = def.stringColumn()
order = def.intColumn()

The Repeater component in offers a number of props that allow you to customize its behavior and UI. Here are a few examples:

  • enableRemoving: Set this prop to false to disable the ability to remove items from the list.
  • enableAddingNew: Set this prop to false to disable the ability to add new items to the list.
  • label: Use this prop to specify the label for the items in the list.

You can find more information in the API documentation of Repeater.

Custom components in Repeater

The Repeater component provides two props for customizing the UI: containerComponent and itemComponent. These props allow you to specify your own components to render the container and each item in the list. You can also pass extra props to these components using containerComponentExtraProps and itemComponentExtraProps.

Example of custom Repeater components

export const TableRepeaterItem = ({ children }: RepeaterItemProps) => (

export const TableRepeaterContainer = ({ children }: RepeaterFieldContainerProps) => (
<TextField field='foo' />
<TextField field='bar' />

Note that the example is very simplified and does not support features like removing or adding items.