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Simple functional form validation


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Simple functional form validation


var Validator = require("validate-form")
var truthy = require("validate-form/truthy")
var isEmail = require("validate-form/email")
var isCreditCard = require("validate-form/credit-card")
var range = require("validate-form/range")
var match = require("validate-form/match")
var memberOf = require("validate-form/member-of")
var list = require("validate-form/list")
var validDate = /^\d\d\d\d\/\d\d$/
var countries = ["US-en", "UK-en", "BR-pt", ...]
var validate = Validator({
  firstName: [truthy()],
  lastName: [truthy("Custom message: The %s field is required")],
  email: [truthy(), isEmail("Please ensure that you enter valid email")],
  cardNumber: [isCreditCard()],
  cvv: [range(3, 4)],
  expirationDate: [match(validDate)],
  country: [memberOf(countries, "enter valid country code")],
  interest: [list({
    min: 3,
    content: [truthy()]

Creating your own validators

You can use custom functions as validators. A validator function takes the value to validate as an argument, the key for that value and the parent object that the value is on.

You can use the key to make more readable validation errors and you can use the parent to do validation logic across multiple properties

A validator should either return nothing or an error or an array of errors, an error in this case is { message: String, type: String }. The type is useful if you want to show custom error messages in the UI, then you can ignore the message and use a custom error message for each type of validation error.

var Validator = require("validate-form")
var validate = Validator({
  name: [function isValidName(value, key, parent) {
    var message = ""
    if (typeof value !== "string") {
      message = key + " should be a string"
    } else if (value.length < 4) {
      message = key + " should be at least 4 characters"
    if (message) {
      return { message: message, type: "invalidName" }


type AlmostValidateError := {
    type: ValidateErrorType, message: String
type PossibleValidateError = Array<AlmostValidateError> |
    AlmostValidateError | null
type Validator := (value: Any, key: String, parent: Object) =>
type ValidateErrorType := "creditCard" | "email" | "length" |
  "match" | "max" | "memberOf" | "min" | "range" | "truthy" | "type"
type ValidateError := {
  attribute: String,
  message: String,
  type: ValidateErrorType
validate-form := (Object<String, Array<Validator>>) =>
    Array<ValidationError> | null
validate-form/add-error := (errors: Array<ValidationError>, key: String,
    maybeError: PossibleValidateError) => Array<ValidationError>


npm install validate-form


  • Raynos

MIT Licenced