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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [Validator] Commons Validator problem
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2005 16:12:01 GMT
The message handling will be in your custom validator - so without seeing
how thats working its impossible to know why this isn't working for you.

Are you using this with Struts? If so, does the *standard* struts minlength
validator work properly?

Niall

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Duff" <david.duff@planetzorbo.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:52 PM


> Hi
>
> I am baffled to why the name and resource attributes in the arg and msg
> seem not to work in my application.  Surely someone has used validator
> with a second argument, overridden the default message, or set resource
> to false in their configuration.  I was thinking that the problem I have
> was of my making.
>
> Can someone please tell me why these attributes won't work on my
> application? All the information that you will need is below:
>
> Thanks in advance,
> David
>
> David Duff wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >That doesn't work for me.  It keeps printing out the message I defined
> >in validation-rules.xml minus the second arg because it is not defined
> >anymore.
> >
> ><validator
> >       name="minlength"
> >classname="com.company.product.controller.validator.CustomValidator"
> >       method="validateMinLength"
> >       methodParams="java.lang.Object,
> >                     org.apache.commons.validator.Field"
> >       *msg="errors.min"*/>
> >
> >Is there any way to override this message with the one in validator.xml?
> >
> ><msg name="minlength" key="My Message" resource="false" />
> >
> >Thanks in advance,
> >DAvid
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Aaron Sheffey wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>If you want to print out a specific message for the validation, you can
> >>add that to the field, too:
> >>
> >><field property="username" depends="required,minlength">
> >>     <arg key="username"/>
> >>     <var><var-name>minlength</var-name><var-value>6</var-value></var>
> >>       <msg name="minlength" key="The minimum length for the User Name
is
> >>6" resource="false" />
> >></field>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>David Duff <david.duff@planetzorbo.co.uk>
> >>08/24/2005 12:09 PM
> >>Please respond to
> >>"Jakarta Commons Users List" <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>
> >>
> >>To
> >>Jakarta Commons Users List <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>cc
> >>
> >>Subject
> >>Re: Commons Validator problem
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>Thanks for the reply
> >>
> >>The msg I want to print out has two arguments:
> >>
> >>errors.min=The {0} must have at least {1} characters.
> >>
> >>This would leave:
> >>
> >>The user name must have at least {1} characters.
> >>
> >>I can get round the problem I'm having by specifying a value in the
> >>resource like
> >>
> >><field property="username" depends="required,minlength">
> >>             <arg key="user.username" position="0"/>
> >>             <arg key="user.min" position="1"/>
> >>
> >><var><var-name>minlength</var-name><var-value>6</var-value></var>
> >>
> >>  </field>
> >>
> >>properties file:
> >>user.min= 6
> >>
> >>I would like to do it like it was specified in the user guides instead
> >>of intoducing a workaround and having to input the value twice.  Once in
> >>the resource and another in the validator.xml.
> >>
> >>Thanks in advance.
> >>David
> >>
> >>Aaron Sheffey wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>You probably don't need to specify all the other stuff in the field.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Based
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>on what I have done with mask, do something like
> >>>
> >>><field property="username" depends="required,minlength">
> >>>      <arg key="username"/>
> >>>      <var><var-name>minlength</var-name><var-value>6</var-value></var>
> >>></field>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>David Duff <david.duff@planetzorbo.co.uk>
> >>>08/24/2005 11:43 AM
> >>>Please respond to
> >>>"Jakarta Commons Users List" <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>To
> >>>commons-user@jakarta.apache.org
> >>>cc
> >>>
> >>>Subject
> >>>Commons Validator problem
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>I am trying to specify a min. length for a user name field in my
> >>>application.
> >>>
> >>>In my validatior.xml I have specified:
> >>>
> >>>|<field property="username" depends="required,minlength">
> >>>  <arg key="user.username" position="0"/>
> >>>  <arg name="minlength" key="${var:minlength}" resource="false" ||
> >>>position="1"||/>
> >>>  <var><var-name>minlength</var-name><var-value>6</var-value></var>
> >>></field>
> >>>
> >>>In my validator-rules.xml I have:
> >>>
> >>><validator
> >>>      name="minlength"
> >>>classname="com.company.product.controller.validator.CustomValidator"
> >>>      method="validateMinLength"
> >>>      methodParams="java.lang.Object,
> >>>                    org.apache.commons.validator.Field"
> >>>      msg="errors.min"/>
> >>>
> >>>In my custom validator I have my validateMinLength() method.
> >>>
> >>>I would expect the two arguments (user.username and minlength) to get
> >>>picked up but it only picks up the first argument even though ||I can
> >>>see the two args in the field object||.  When I remove the name
> >>>attribute from arg, it will then pick up the second argument but look
> >>>for the key in the resource even although resource is set to false.
> >>>
> >>>I am using commons-validator-1.1.4.jar|
> >>>
> >>>Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks in advance.
> >>>David



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