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humpback-validation-hook

humpback-validation-hook

Custom validation error messages for sails model with i18n support. Its works with callback, deferred and promise style model API provided with sails.

Note: This requires Sails v0.11.0+. If v0.11.0+ isn't published to NPM yet, you'll need to install it via Github.

Installation

$ npm install --save humpback-validation-hook

Usage

Use without i18n

Add validationMessages static property in your sails model

//this is example 
module.exports = {
    attributes: {
        username: {
            type: 'string',
            required: true
        },
        email: {
            type: 'email',
            required: true,
            unique: true
        }
    },
    //model validation messages definitions 
    validationMessages: { //hand for i18n & l10n 
        email: {
            required: 'Email is required',
            email: 'Provide valid email address',
            unique: 'Email address is already taken'
        },
        username: {
            required: 'Username is required'
        }
    }
};

Use with i18n

Add validation messages into config/locale files following modelId.attribute.rule. If model contains any validationMessages definition, they will take precedence over locale defined messages.

Example

//define your model in api/model/Authentication.js 
module.exports = {
    attributes: {
        username: {
            type: 'string',
            required: true
        },
        email: {
            type: 'email',
            required: true,
            unique: true
        },
        birthday: {
            type: 'date',
            required: true
        }
    }
};

Then define validation messages per locale

//in config/locale/en.json 
{
    "authentication.email.required": "Email is required",
    "authentication.email.email": "Provide valid email address",
    "authentication.email.unique": "Email address is already taken",
    "authentication.username.required": "Username is required",
    "authentication.username.string": "Username is must be a valid string",
    "authentication.birthday.required": "Birthday is required",
    "authentication.birthday.date": "Birthday is not a valid date"
}
 
//in config/locale/sw.json 
{
    "authentication.email.required": "Barua pepe yahitajika",
    "authentication.email.email": "Toa barua pepe iliyo halali",
    "authentication.email.unique": "Barua pepe tayari ishachukuliwa",
    "authentication.username.required": "Jina lahitajika",
    "authentication.username.string": "Jina lazima liwe ni mchanganyiko wa herufi",
    "authentication.birthday.required": "Siku ya kuzaliwa yahitajika",
    "authentication.birthday.date": "Siku ya kuzaliwa sio tarehe"
}

Now you can call model static

  • create()
  • createEach()
  • findOrCreate()
  • findOrCreateEach()
  • update()
  • and other static model method that invoke Model.validate().

If there is any validations or database errors humpback-validation-hook will put your custom errors message in error.Errors of the error object returned by those methods in your callback or promise catch.

create()

//anywhere in your codes if 
//you invoke 
 User
    .create({}, function(error, user) {
        //you will expect the following 
        //error to exist on error.Errors based on  
        //your custom validation messages 
 
        expect(error.Errors.email).to.exist;
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.email);
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[1].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.required);
 
 
        expect(error.Errors.username).to.exist;
        expect(error.Errors.username[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.username.required);
 
        done();
    });

createEach()

User
    .createEach([{
        email: faker.internet.email(),
        username: faker.internet.userName()
    }, {
        email: 'otherExistingModelEmail',
        username: username
    }])
    .catch(function(error) {
        //you will expect the following 
        //error to exist on error.Errors based on  
        //your custom validation messages 
 
        expect(error.Errors.email).to.exist;
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.unique);
 
        done();
    });

findOrCreate()

User
    .findOrCreate({
        email: faker.internet.email()
    }, {
        email: 'otherExistingModelEmail',
        username: username
    })
    .exec(function(error, user) {
        //you will expect the following 
        //error to exist on error.Errors based on  
        //your custom validation messages 
 
        expect(error.Errors.email).to.exist;
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.unique);
 
        done();
    });

findOrCreateEach()

User
    .findOrCreateEach(
        [{
            email: faker.internet.email()
        }], [{
            email: 'otheExistingModelEmail',
            username: username
        }]
    )
    .catch(function(error) {
        //you will expect the following 
        //error to exist on error.Errors based on  
        //your custom validation messages 
 
        expect(error.Errors.email).to.exist;
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.unique);
 
        done();
    });

update()

User
    .update({
        email: 'modelEmail'
    }, {
        email: 'otherExistingModelEmail'
    }, function(error, user) {
        //you will expect the following 
        //error to exist on error.Errors based on  
        //your custom validation messages 
 
        expect(error.Errors.email).to.exist;
 
        expect(error.Errors.email[0].message)
            .to.equal(User.validationMessages.email.unique);
 
        done();
    });

Note:

  • humpback-validation-hook work by patch model static validate(), create(), createEach(), findOrCreate(), findOrCreateEach() and update().
  • To have custom error messages at model instance level consider using sails-model-new.
  • humpback-validation-hook opt to use error.Errors and not to re-create or remove any properties of error object so as to remain with sails legacy options

Testing

  • Clone this repository

  • Install all development dependencies

$ npm install
  • Then run test
$ npm test

Contribute

Fork this repo and push in your ideas. Do not forget to add a bit of test(s) of what value you adding.

Licence

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 lykmapipo & Contributors

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