Whenever react-admin displays an edition page, it creates an EditContext to store the record, the submit callback, and other data.

The EditContext is available to descendants of:

  • <Edit>,
  • <EditGuesser>,
  • <EditBase>,

All descendant components can therefore access the Edit context, using the useEditContext hook.


Use useEditContext in a component that is a descendant of an Edit component, e.g. to display a sidebar with info about the record:

import { Edit, useEditContext } from 'react-admin';
import { Typography } from '@mui/material';

export const PostEdit = () => (
    <Edit aside={<Aside />}>
        // ...

const Aside = () => {
    const { record, isLoading } = useEditContext();
    if (isLoading) return null;
    return (
            <Typography variant="h6">Posts stats</Typography>
            <Typography variant="body2">
                Last edition: {record.updated_at}

Return Value

The useEditContext hook returns an object with the same keys as returned by useEditController:

const {
    defaultTitle, // the translated title based on the resource, e.g. 'Post #123'
    error,  // error returned by dataProvider when it failed to fetch the record. Useful if you want to adapt the view instead of just showing a notification using the `onError` side effect.
    isFetching, // boolean that is true while the record is being fetched, and false once the record is fetched
    isLoading, // boolean that is true until the record is available for the first time
    mutationMode, // mutation mode argument passed as parameter, or 'undoable' if not defined
    record, // record fetched via dataProvider.getOne() based on the id from the location
    redirect, // the default redirection route. Defaults to 'list'
    refetch, // a function that allows you to refetch the record 
    resource, // the resource name, deduced from the location. e.g. 'posts'
    save, // the update callback, to be passed to the underlying form as submit handler
    saving, // boolean that becomes true when the dataProvider is called to update the record
} = useEditContext();