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I am writing a module which is basically a form that creates a relation between two end points.

I want a user to be able to create multiple relations at once. I want to add a button which says "add another item" just like how fields have when you select unlimited in their settings.

Is there a way I can do this to custom forms too ?

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One way to do this is by setting the form fields/field sets within a for function. Create a seperate function to increment the value via a submit button callback for instance and rebuild the form after you increment.

for($x=1; $x<=$variabletoincrement; $x++){
(insert form fields/field sets )
}

Here is code from form_example_tutorial_9 which shows information on how to create dynamic fields. This information is much more thorough than my explanation:

http://api.drupal.org/api/examples/form_example!form_example_tutorial.inc/function/form_example_tutorial_9_add_name/7

http://api.drupal.org/api/examples/form_example%21form_example_tutorial.inc/function/form_example_tutorial_9/7

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To have a simple and working code example:

function MYMODULE_MYFORM($form, &$form_state) {

  // #tree will ensure the HTML elements get named distinctively.
  // Not just name=[name] but name=[container][123][name].
  $form['#tree'] = TRUE;

  if (empty($form_state['number_names'])) {
    $form_state['number_names'] = 1;
  }

  for ($i = 1; $i <= $form_state['number_names']; $i++) {

    $form['container'][$i] = array(
      '#type' => 'container',
    );
    $form['container'][$i]['name'] = array(
      '#type' => 'textfield',
      '#attributes' =>array('placeholder' => t('Name')),
      '#size' => 20,
      '#required' => TRUE,
    );
  }

  $form['add_item'] = array(
    '#type' => 'submit',
    '#value' => t('Add another name'),
    '#submit' => array('MYMODULE_MYFORM_add_item'),
  );

  if ($form_state['number_names'] > 1) {

    $form['remove_item'] = array(
      '#type' => 'submit',
      '#value' => t('Remove latest name'),
      '#submit' => array('MYMODULE_MYFORM_remove_item'),
      // Since we are removing a name, don't validate until later.
      '#limit_validation_errors' => array(),
    );
  }

  // $form['submit'] = array(
  //   '#type' => 'submit',
  //   '#value' => 'Submit',
  // );

  return $form;
}

function MYMODULE_MYFORM_add_item($form, &$form_state) {

  // All we need is to increase the number used in our for loop above ...
  $form_state['number_names']++;
  // ... and rebuild our form.
  $form_state['rebuild'] = TRUE;
}

function MYMODULE_MYFORM_remove_item($form, &$form_state) {

  // Just the other way around until only one item is left ...
  if ($form_state['number_names'] > 1) {
    $form_state['number_names']--;
  }
  // ... and form rebuild again.
  $form_state['rebuild'] = TRUE;
}

Drupal 8

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