Data Driven Forms provides a way how you can easily initialize a field when the field is mounted (re-mounted).

Just pass a initializeOnMount prop and set it to true.

The field will use the initialValue set in the schema (initialValue).

initialValue has higher priority than a value from initialValues.

component: componentTypes.TEXT_FIELD,
name: 'name',
initializeOnMount: true,
initialValue: 'this value will be set'

If you need to change a value when a user traverses a form, which shows and hides fields, and the value is not set by the user, this feature comes handy.

A very useful case:

When you use initializeOnMount in wizard forms, you can set different values to one input component which leads users to different ways as the following example component.

To achieve this implementation, you may need to use initializeOnMount combined with hideField property.

If you need to clear the value after unmounting, you can do it by using clearOnUnmount.