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    Schema is a detailed object validation system for objects. Unlike Yup which defines defines validation tests as methods Schema takes straight functions or is.js function name strings and can return multiple errors (if configured to).


    • The object under test is an object whose properties can be accessed and tested value by value. It can be a POJO, instance, or anything else with readable props. If you want to test single values look is.js.
    • Some of the objects' properties might be absent.
    • The object is (relatively) flat. Deep schema with nested validation requires a little work by the user.


    • In some use cases you may only want to validate a subset of fields; i.e., a record without an ID might be valid as a pre-sent item, but not when fetched from the server; or you may be working on a multi-part form.

    • Validation works in one of two modes:

      1. stopIfInvalid: when a field has an error, no further tests are executed.
      2. (not stopIfInvalid): even if one error is found, fetch the others for a full diagnostic.
    • The second mode is more difficult to code as your tests cannot assume that the value has passed previous filters.

    • Schemas can generate instances pre-seeded with defaults, and optionally blended with a set of values via the instance() method of schema.



    Constructor:(name, fieldDefs)

    • name: string
    • fieldDefs: object|array
      either a key/value list of field defs or an array of field def objects
    const sch = new Schema('user', {
        name: 'string',
        age: 'integer',
        created: {
          required: false,
          type: 'date',
          validator: (value) => value.getTime() <,


    returns a RecordState object; useful properties are:

    • errors{Array} errors from all fields
    • fields{Map} errors by field
    • isValid{Boolean}


    returns a new instance with defaults provided by the field schema


    constructor(name: string, params: object, schema: Schema)

    Parameters (all optional) include:

    • type{String} any value present in is.js
    • validator{var} a validator, or an array of validators (see below)
    • required{boolean} (default: false) if false, then 'falsy' values will not generate errors. Note -- 'falsy' values might violate type so use with care.
    • stopIfInvalid{boolean} (default: false) if a single validator in a series fails (including the type validator) do not perform subsequent tests.
    • defaultValue{var} a value to be used (by Schema.instance method) if a record doesn't have a value. Useful for forms. note - can be a function - which will be called unless the type of the field IS a function for each instance call; this ensures objects, arrays, etc., can be made unique.
    • invalidMessage{String} (default: "[name] required") Any validation test that returns true (not just truthy) will display this message.
    • requiredMessage{String} (default: "[name] required") Displayed when a required field tests an absent value.


    Validators are either:

    1. a string (name of an is.js method)
    2. a function
    3. an array of the above in any combination

    Validators return either false (when value is good) or a string (when value is bad).

    Note that type is a validator -- however it is always a string, and it is evaluated before the validator tests.




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