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Syncs a nested FormArray to a DOM element.

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Property Description
@Input('formArrayName')name: string | number | null

Tracks the name of the FormArray bound to the directive. The name corresponds to a key in the parent FormGroup or FormArray. Accepts a name as a string or a number. The name in the form of a string is useful for individual forms, while the numerical form allows for form arrays to be bound to indices when iterating over arrays in a FormArray.

control: FormArray Read-Only

The FormArray bound to this directive.

formDirective: FormGroupDirective | null Read-Only

The top-level directive for this group if present, otherwise null.

path: string[] Read-Only

Returns an array that represents the path from the top-level form to this control. Each index is the string name of the control on that level.

validator: ValidatorFn | null Read-Only

Synchronous validator function composed of all the synchronous validators registered with this directive.

asyncValidator: AsyncValidatorFn | null Read-Only

Async validator function composed of all the async validators registered with this directive.

Inherited from ControlContainer

Inherited from AbstractControlDirective


This directive is designed to be used with a parent FormGroupDirective (selector: [formGroup]).

It accepts the string name of the nested FormArray you want to link, and will look for a FormArray registered with that name in the parent FormGroup instance you passed into FormGroupDirective.


import {Component} from '@angular/core';
import {FormArray, FormControl, FormGroup} from '@angular/forms';

  selector: 'example-app',
  template: `
    <form [formGroup]="form" (ngSubmit)="onSubmit()">
      <div formArrayName="cities">
        <div *ngFor="let city of cities.controls; index as i">
          <input [formControlName]="i" placeholder="City">

    <button (click)="addCity()">Add City</button>
    <button (click)="setPreset()">Set preset</button>
export class NestedFormArray {
  form = new FormGroup({
    cities: new FormArray([
      new FormControl('SF'),
      new FormControl('NY'),

  get cities(): FormArray {
    return this.form.get('cities') as FormArray;

  addCity() {
    this.cities.push(new FormControl());

  onSubmit() {
    console.log(this.cities.value);  // ['SF', 'NY']
    console.log(this.form.value);    // { cities: ['SF', 'NY'] }

  setPreset() {
    this.cities.patchValue(['LA', 'MTV']);

Inherited from AbstractControlDirective

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