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Ajax Validation for Angularjs#

ngRemoveValidate makes it easy for you to validate form fields agents data from your server. For example, a sign up form may need to check if the email entered is already registered before submitting the form.


  • Drop in solution for Ajax validation of any text or password input

  • Works with Angulars built in validation and can be accessed at formName.inputName.$error.ngRemoteValidate

  • Throttles server requests (default 400ms) and can be set with ng-remote-throttle="550"

  • Allows HTTP method definition (default POST) with ng-remote-method="GET"

Getting started - Example##

Adding ngRemoteValidate to your project

bower install ng-remote-validate


Grab either the minified version or the standard source from the release folder and add it to your project.

<script type="text/javascript" src="../your/path/ngRemoteValidate.js"></script>

Include ngRemoteValidate in you Angular app

var app = angular.module( 'myApp', [ 'remoteValidation' ] );

Using it in your forms

This will be a basic change password form that requires the user to enter their current password as well as the new password.

<h3>Change password</h3>
<form name="changePasswordForm">
    <label for="currentPassword">Current</label>
    <input type="password" 
           placeholder="Current password" 
    <span ng-show="changePasswordForm.currentPassword.$error.required && changePasswordForm.confirmPassword.$dirty">
    <span ng-show="changePasswordForm.currentPassword.$error.ngRemoteValidate">
        Incorrect current password. Please enter your current account password.
    <label for="newPassword">New</label>
    <input type="password"
           placeholder="New password"
    <label for="confirmPassword">Confirm</label>
    <input ng-disabled=""
           placeholder="Confirm password"
    <span ng-show="changePasswordForm.confirmPassword.$error.match">
        New and confirm do not match
        <button type="submit" 
                ng-disabled="changePasswordForm.$invalid || changePasswordForm.$pending" 
                ng-click="changePassword(, changePasswordForm);reset();">
            Change password


There are a few defaults that can be overwritten with options. They are:

  • ng-remote-validate takes a string, an Array of string i.e. ng-remote-validate="/url/one" or ng-remote-validate="[ '/url/one', '/url/two' ]", or an Object of string/validation pairs i.e. ng-remote-validate="{ '/url/validate/unique' : 'unique', '/url/validate/blacklist' : 'blacklisted'}", which would respectively set formName.inputName.$error.unique and formName.inputName.$error.blacklisted in addition to the catch-all formName.inputName.$error.ngRemoteValidate.
  • ng-remote-throttle (default: 400) Users inactivity length before sending validation requests to the server
  • ng-remote-method (default: 'POST') Type of request you would like to send

Example using all

<input type="password" 
       placeholder="Current password" 
<input type="text" 
       placeholder="Email address" 
       ng-remote-validate="[ '/customer/email-registered', '/customer/email-restricted' ]"

ngRemote will add a $pending property on your model and the containing form. You can use these to show loading animations and to disable the form submit button:

<span class="message" ng-show="myForm.inputName.$pending">validating...</span>
<button type="submit" ng-disabled="myForm.$invalid || myForm.$pending" ng-click="...">Go!</button>

Server side##

Data sent to the server

By default, ngRemoteValidate will send a simple JSON string to the server formatted like so:

{ "value": "inputValue" }

If you would like to change what data is sent to the server, you can create an inputNameSetArgs callback on your controllers $scope. This callback should return the data you want sent to the server.

$scope.currentPasswordSetArgs = function( val, el, attrs, ngModel ) {
    return { value: val, otherData: attrs.otherData };

Server response

ngRemoteValidate wants a specific JSON response from your servers. The response should look as follows:

    isValid: bool, //Is the value received valid 
    value: 'myPassword!' //value received from server




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