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LIVR Validator

LIVR.Validator - Lightweight JavaScript validator supporting Language Independent Validation Rules Specification (LIVR).

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SYNOPSIS

Common usage:

var LIVR = require('livr');
LIVR.Validator.defaultAutoTrim(true);
 
var validator = new LIVR.Validator({
    name:      'required',
    email:     [ 'required', 'email' ],
    gender:    { one_of : ['male', 'female'] },
    phone:     { max_length : 10 },
    password:  [ 'required', {min_length : 10} ],
    password2: { equal_to_field : 'password' }
});
 
var validData = validator.validate(userData);
 
if (validData) {
    saveUser(validData);
} else {
    console.log('errors', validator.getErrors());
}

You can use modifiers separately or can combine them with validation:

var validator = new LIVR.Validator({
    email: [ 'required', 'trim', 'email', 'to_lc' ]
});

Feel free to register your own rules:

You can use aliases(preferable, syntax covered by the specification) for a lot of cases:

var validator = new LIVR.Validator({
    password: ['required', 'strong_password']
});
 
validator.registerAliasedRule({
    name: 'strong_password',
    rules: {min_length: 6},
    error: 'WEAK_PASSWORD'
});

Or you can write more sophisticated rules directly:

var validator = new LIVR.Validator({
    password: ['required', 'strong_password']
});
 
validator.registerRules({ strong_password: function() {
    return function(value) {
        // We already have "required" rule to check that the value is present
        if ( value === undefined || value === null || value === '' ) return;
 
        if ( value.length < 6 ) {
            return 'WEAK_PASSWORD'
        }
    }
}});

DESCRIPTION

See LIVR Specification for detailed documentation and list of supported rules.

Features:

  • Rules are declarative and language independent
  • Any number of rules for each field
  • Return together errors for all fields
  • Excludes all fields that do not have validation rules described
  • Has possibility to validate complex hierarchical structures
  • Easy to describe and understand rules
  • Returns understandable error codes(not error messages)
  • Easy to add own rules
  • Rules are be able to change results output ("trim", "nested_object", for example)
  • Multipurpose (user input validation, configs validation, contracts programming etc)

JavaScript version extra features:

  • Zero dependencies
  • Works in NodeJs and in a browser
  • 3.6kb (min+gzip), 13kb (minified)
  • You can find more rules in livr-extra-rules

INSTALL

nodejs/npm

npm install livr

Browser (if you do not use npm)

You can find prebuilt browser versions in "dist" folder (livr-debug.js - not minified development version with source maps, livr-min.js - minified production version). Possible you will need some polyfills ("isInteger" etc) for older browsers.

CLASS METHODS

new LIVR.Validator(livr, isAutoTrim);

Constructor creates validator objects. livr - validations rules. Rules description is available here - https://github.com/koorchik/LIVR

isAutoTrim - asks validator to trim all values before validation. Output will be also trimmed. if isAutoTrim is undefined(or null) than defaultAutoTrim value will be used.

LIVR.Validator.registerAliasedDefaultRule(alias)

alias - is a plain javascript object that contains: name, rules, error (optional).

LIVR.Validator.registerAliasedDefaultRule({
    name: 'valid_address',
    rules: { nested_object: {
        country: 'required',
        city: 'required',
        zip: 'positive_integer'
    }}
});

Then you can use "valid_address" for validation:

{
    address: 'valid_address'
}

You can register aliases with own errors:

LIVR.Validator.registerAliasedDefaultRule({
    name: 'adult_age'
    rules: [ 'positive_integer', { min_number: 18 } ],
    error: 'WRONG_AGE'
});

All rules/aliases for the validator are equal. The validator does not distinguish "required", "list_of_different_objects" and "trim" rules. So, you can extend validator with any rules/alias you like.

LIVR.Validator.registerDefaultRules({"rule_name": ruleBuilder })

ruleBuilder - is a function reference which will be called for building single rule validator.

LIVR.Validator.registerDefaultRules({ my_rule: function(arg1, arg2, arg3, ruleBuilders) {
    // ruleBuilders - are rules from original validator
    // to allow you create new validator with all supported rules
    // var validator = new LIVR.Validator(livr).registerRules(ruleBuilders).prepare();
 
    return function(value, allValues, outputArr) {
        if (notValid) {
            return "SOME_ERROR_CODE";
        }
        else {
 
        }
    }
}});

Then you can use "my_rule" for validation:

{
    name1: 'my_rule' // Call without parameters
    name2: { 'my_rule': arg1 } // Call with one parameter.
    name3: { 'my_rule': [arg1] } // Call with one parameter.
    name4: { 'my_rule': [ arg1, arg2, arg3 ] } // Call with many parameters.
}

Here is "max_number" implemenation:

function maxNumber(maxNumber) {
    return function(value) {
        // We do not validate empty fields. We have "required" rule for this purpose
        if (value === undefined || value === null || value === '' ) return;
 
        // return error message
        if ( value > maxNumber ) return 'TOO_HIGH';
    };
};
LIVR.Validator.registerDefaultRules({ "max_number": maxNumber });

All rules for the validator are equal. The validator does not distinguish "required", "list_of_different_objects" and "trim" rules. So, you can extend validator with any rules you like.

LIVR.Validator.getDefaultRules();

returns object containing all default ruleBuilders for the validator. You can register new rule or update existing one with "registerRules" method.

LIVR.Validator.defaultAutoTrim(isAutoTrim)

Enables or disables automatic trim for input data. If is on then every new validator instance will have auto trim option enabled

LIVR.util

List of useful utils for writing your rules (see source code)

OBJECT METHODS

validator.validate(input)

Validates user input. On success returns validData (contains only data that has described validation rules). On error return false.

var validData = validator.validate(input)
 
if (validData) {
    // use validData
} else {
    var errors = validator.getErrors();
}

validator.getErrors()

Returns errors object.

{
    "field1": "ERROR_CODE",
    "field2": "ERROR_CODE",
    ...
}

For example:

{
    "country":  "NOT_ALLOWED_VALUE",
    "zip":      "NOT_POSITIVE_INTEGER",
    "street":   "REQUIRED",
    "building": "NOT_POSITIVE_INTEGER"
}

validator.registerRules({"rule_name": ruleBuilder})

ruleBuilder - is a function reference which will be called for building single rule validator.

See "LIVR.Validator.registerDefaultRules" for rules examples.

validator.registerAliasedRule(alias)

alias - is a composite validation rule.

See "LIVR.Validator.registerAliasedDefaultRule" for rules examples.

validator.getRules()

returns object containing all ruleBuilders for the validator. You can register new rule or update existing one with "registerRules" method.

AUTHOR

koorchik (Viktor Turskyi)

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to Github https://github.com/koorchik/js-validator-livr

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