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dylan kane
dylan kane
2,772 Points

My meteor autoform wont submit, tried everything, what's wrong?

I am using a couple of packages in a meteor web app, including aldeed:autoform and aldeed:collection2. Together I made a schema and attached it to a database. I then auto generated a form for it, which includes a submit button. The submit button worked perfectly when I first generated it, but not when I run my meteor app it will not work once I press submit. I checked the git linked to the folder and it doesnt look like there have been any changes made that would effect this. Is there a way that I can debug the autoform? I'm not sure what to do, any help would be great.

Here is the relevant code in my main.js file:

CreateLobby = new Mongo.Collection("createlobby");

CreateLobbySchema = new SimpleSchema({
  game: {
    type: String,
    label: "Game"
  console: {
    type: String,
    label: "Console"
  players: {
    type: Number,
    label: "Players"
  mic: {
    type: Boolean,
    label: "Mic"
  note: {
    type: String,
    label: "Note"
  gamertag: {
    type: String,
    label: "Gamertag"

CreateLobby.attachSchema( CreateLobbySchema );


and on the server main.js:

CreateLobby = new Mongo.Collection("createlobby");

  'insert': function (userId,doc) {
    return true;

Meteor.publish("createlobby", function(){
  return CreateLobby.find();

and html to call it:

{{#autoForm collection="CreateLobby" id="insertLobbyForm"         type="insert"}}
    {{> afQuickField name="game"}}
    {{> afQuickField name="console"}}
    {{> afQuickField name="players"}}
    {{> afQuickField name="mic"}}
    {{> afQuickField name="note" rows=2}}
    {{> afQuickField name="gamertag"}}
      <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>
      <button type="reset" class="btn btn-default">Reset</button>

1 Answer

Talgat Amanbayev
Talgat Amanbayev
3,983 Points

Hello again, Dylan. This time again, in Meteor 1.3 you need to user other feature related to imports.

Here is a link to official forum related to this

In your server file (for example CreateLobby.js), you need to define your collection in a way similar to this:

export const CreateLobby = new Mongo.Collection("createlobby");
// rest of your code for server side goes here as usual

and in your client file where you need to use this collection:

import { CreateLobby } from '../path/to/your/file/CreateLobby.js';

then you go like you usually would, i.e. CreateLobby.attachSchema(...);

I hope this helps!