v1.0 - What’s new?

After a lot of work, Superforms 1.0 has been released! Here are the most important new features and improvements.

Automatic form id

Setting a form id for multiple forms on the same page is not required anymore when using use:enhance.

const loginForm = await superValidate(loginSchema, {
-  id: 'loginForm'

const registerForm = await superValidate(registerSchema, {
-  id: 'registerForm'

return { loginForm, registerForm }

The one exception is if the forms are using the same schema (identical content), then you’ll need an id:

const form1 = await superValidate(schema, { id: 'form1' });
const form2 = await superValidate(schema, { id: 'form2' });

return { form1, form2 };

Multiple forms without use:enhance work as well, but an id must be manually specified, either as an option, or in a hidden form field called __superform_id.

For extra safety, a warning will be emitted if identical id’s are detected.


This method will provide you with the default values for a schema.

import { defaultValues } from 'sveltekit-superforms/server';
import { z } from 'zod';

const schema = z.object({
  name: z.string().min(2),
  tags: z.string().min(1).array().default(['a', 'b'])

// Returns { name: '', tags: ['a', 'b'] }
const defaults = defaultValues(schema);

// Which is the same as form.data in superValidate
// when called with only the schema:
const form = await superValidate(schema);

This was previously an undocumented function called defaultData. If you’ve used it, rename it to defaultValues.


When using superValidate on the client, you previously had to use a +page.ts file to call superValidate, since it is asynchronous. Now you can import superValidateSync and use it in components directly (which assumes that there is no async validation in the schema). It can be very convenient in SPA’s, just be aware that the client bundle size will increase a bit compared to using superValidate only on the server.

<script lang="ts">
  import { schema } from '$lib/schemas';
  import { superValidateSync, superForm } from 'sveltekit-superforms/client';

  // Same as returning { form } in a load function
  const form = superForm(superValidateSync(schema));

String path accessors

For errors and proxies with nested data, the array syntax was a bit clunky. It has now been replaced with a typesafe string path, so you can write it just as you would access an object property in normal JS:

import { setError } from 'sveltekit-superforms/server'

const i = 1;

- setError(form, ['tags', i, 'name'], 'Incorrect name');
+ setError(form, `tags[${i}].name`, 'Incorrect name');
import { intProxy } from 'sveltekit-superforms/client'

const { form } = superForm(data.form);

- const idProxy = intProxy(form, ['user', 'profile', 'id']);
+ const idProxy = intProxy(form, 'user.profile.id');

New ‘posted’ store

You can now test if the form has been previously posted by deconstructing the boolean $posted store from superForm.

Extra options for reset

You can now use the data and id options when calling reset, to reset the form to different data and id than the initial one. data can be partial.

Better empty value support for proxies

intProxy, numberProxy, dateProxy, and stringProxy now have an empty option, so empty values can be automatically set to null or undefined.

Validate the whole form on the client

The validate function can be used to validate a specific field in the form, but now you can also call validate with no arguments, and get a validation result back for the whole form.

Errors for arrays and objects

Previously, it wasn’t possible to handle errors for arrays in the schema, like a minimum or maximum number of items. Now it’s possible:

const schema = z.object({
  tags: z.string().array().max(3)

const { form, errors } = superForm(data.form);
{#if $errors.tags._errors}

The 1.0 release notes have a full list of changes for 1.0, and as usual, let me know on Github or Discord if something is unclear or not working.

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