The issue with above approach is that the form is not getting submitted. As we have not defined any type for lightning-button. Yet, it is displaying error messages correctly but I am stuck on how to manually submit the form in case of no errors.

I tried defining lightning-button type as 'submit' :-

<lightning-button variant="brand" type="submit" name="save" label="Save" onclick={handleClick}></lightning-button>

But in this case it shows the alert but once I click ok, it saves that record. Ideally it should go back to that page to fix those issues.

I also tried Custom Validity Error Messages as per the documentation. But got stuck into the same issue where if not using type="Submit" in lightning-button - It never submit that form and if using lightning-button type="Submit" it submit the form no matter what.

import { LightningElement } from 'lwc';
export default class MyComponent extends LightningElement {

    register(event) {
        var inputCmp = this.template.querySelector(".inputCmp");
        var value = inputCmp.value;
        // is input valid text?
        if (value === "John Doe") {
            inputCmp.setCustomValidity("John Doe is already registered");
        } else {
            inputCmp.setCustomValidity(""); // if there was a custom error before, reset it
        inputCmp.reportValidity(); // Tells lightning-input to show the error right away without needing interaction

1 Answer 1


You can remove the type on button and submit the form in javascript code as below:

handleClick(event) {
    this.validForm = true;
    // check for validations and set validForm
    if (this.validForm) {
    } else {
  • 2
    you set this.validForm = true; and then you check if it's true on the very next line? Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 12:53
  • Your code example need to be more in-depth as you are setting this.validForm to true and not going through on how to check a form is valid. If you can adjust your code example that will make others be able to understand what you are trying to do.
    – Gunner1714
    Commented Mar 24, 2020 at 14:16

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