Flowdock
method

validates_with

Importance_2
validates_with(*args, &block) public

Passes the record off to the class or classes specified and allows them to add errors based on more complex conditions.

class Person
  include ActiveModel::Validations
  validates_with MyValidator
end

class MyValidator < ActiveModel::Validator
  def validate(record)
    if some_complex_logic
      record.errors[:base] << "This record is invalid"
    end
  end

  private
    def some_complex_logic
      # ...
    end
end

You may also pass it multiple classes, like so:

class Person
  include ActiveModel::Validations
  validates_with MyValidator, MyOtherValidator, :on => :create
end

Configuration options:

  • :on - Specifies when this validation is active (:create or :update

  • :if - Specifies a method, proc or string to call to determine if the validation should occur (e.g. :if => :allow_validation, or :if => Proc.new { |user| user.signup_step > 2 }). The method, proc or string should return or evaluate to a true or false value.

  • unless - Specifies a method, proc or string to call to determine if the validation should not occur (e.g. :unless => :skip_validation, or :unless => Proc.new { |user| user.signup_step <= 2 }). The method, proc or string should return or evaluate to a true or false value.

If you pass any additional configuration options, they will be passed to the class and available as options:

class Person
  include ActiveModel::Validations
  validates_with MyValidator, :my_custom_key => "my custom value"
end

class MyValidator < ActiveModel::Validator
  def validate(record)
    options[:my_custom_key] # => "my custom value"
  end
end
Show source
Register or log in to add new notes.