I have what at first seems to be a simple question, but I can't seem to pin it down. I'm working with the lightning:recordForm, and I'm sending the fields dynamically based off a callout where I'm populating the {!v.fields}. I have tried multiple ways to structure the variable so that it will render the correct fields, but the best I seem to get is it will render the first field in the list. Documentation says the structure should be String[] and be in the form of "['Item1', 'Item2']". Maybe its my own shortcomings on the intricacies of JavaScript types, but I can't get it to work. Note that one sticking point that may be part of the issue is that my callout returns an object with a string of fields and those need to be split and stored in the list. Here are the relevant snippets of my code:

 <aura:attribute name="fields" type="String[]"/>
 <lightning:recordForm objectApiName="{!v.thisObject}"


    var fieldsList = custRecCreateList[i].Fields__c.split(",");      
    for(var j=0; j<fieldsList.length; j++){
                fields[j] = fieldsList[j]; //I've also tried fields.push(fieldsList[j]) here
    component.set("v.fields", fieldsList);

Thanks in advance for your help!

1 Answer 1


You don't need the complicated dance you're trying to go through:


However, one caveat here: if you have extra spaces in the list, that'll screw things up. You might want to go with:


This trims any extra spaces after the comma.

  • You were spot on with the whitespace comment. That was exactly my problem. Thanks so much for your help! Sep 17, 2020 at 12:27

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