I'm trying to set the record-type-id of a <lightning-record-edit-form> in a Lightning Web Component. However, every time I add the code for the record type id, the page is blank. This is to create a new record, not edit one.


import { getObjectInfo } from 'lightning/uiObjectInfoApi';
import MY_OBJECT from '@salesforce/schema/myObject__c';

export default class myClass extends LightningElement {

    @api recordTypeId;
    @api objectInfo;

    @wire(getObjectInfo, { objectApiName: MY_OBJECT })

    get recordTypeId() {
        console.log('get recordtypeid');
        // Returns a map of record type Ids 
        const rtis = this.objectInfo.data.recordTypeInfos;
        return Object.keys(rtis).find(rti => rtis[rti].name === 'record type 1');


  • My guess is that the form is trying to load before the wire method is being called. You should probably try to move the form inside a <template if:true={objectInfo}> condition. – Martin Lezer Oct 8 '19 at 6:57

There's no tracking of your recordTypeId and no dependency linkage between getting the object info back from the server and this LWC property usage in the template. Try updating the code like:


@wire(getObjectInfo, { objectApiName: MY_OBJECT })
handleObjectInfo({error, data}) {
    if (data) {
        const rtis = data.recordTypeInfos;
        this.recordTypeId = Object.keys(rtis).find(rti => rtis[rti].name === 'record type 1');

That way when the recordTypeId changes the form markup in the template is re-processed. And the record type ID is only updated when the object info wire is actually invoked to successfully return data.

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  • Sorry, I didn't copy paste the code well. I updated the question to reflect what I have. – Vincent Oct 8 '19 at 9:43
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    Did you try making the getObjectInfo wire a function like I have suggested? You need to have this dependency linkage before setting the record type ID. – Phil W Oct 8 '19 at 9:47
  • I couldn't get this to work, so I'm just going to make my own form. Such a fundamental feature of SF should be easy to implement. Oh well. – Shane Jun 4 at 17:41
  • The lightning-record-form and lightning-record-edit-form components are a bit rough around the edges (e.g. Time fields are not handled well, you can't populate missing mandatory fields with defaults during submit, you can't pre-populate certain fields as the (record creation) form is initialized etc.). Still, writing your own from scratch is non-trivial... good luck! – Phil W Jun 4 at 19:22

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