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method

before_validation

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before_validation(*args, &block) public

Defines a callback that will get called right before validation happens.

class Person
  include ActiveModel::Validations
  include ActiveModel::Validations::Callbacks

  attr_accessor :name

  validates_length_of :name, maximum: 6

  before_validation :remove_whitespaces

  private

  def remove_whitespaces
    name.strip!
  end
end

person = Person.new
person.name = '  bob  '
person.valid? # => true
person.name   # => "bob"
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