File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Struts and the fly likes Question: Can I validate multiple forms with 1 set of rules? Or multiple fields with 1 rule? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Spring in Action this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Frameworks » Struts
Bookmark "Question: Can I validate multiple forms with 1 set of rules? Or multiple fields with 1 rule?" Watch "Question: Can I validate multiple forms with 1 set of rules? Or multiple fields with 1 rule?" New topic
Author

Question: Can I validate multiple forms with 1 set of rules? Or multiple fields with 1 rule?

baron zemm
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2010
Posts: 1
I have a whole bunch of forms (about 100) that generally fall into 4-5 groups.

Each set of forms have identical fields.

Right now our struts validation xml file is setup with the forms rules matching the actual forms on a 1 to 1 basis.

Is there any way I can set it up so that the same field validation rules are applied to multiple different forms.
Basically so I can trim down the size of my giant rule file to a more manageable level and reduce the maintenance?

Or even any way to setup global field validation rules that apply to all forms.

Almost every form has fields like date or priority that have masks, required, and validwhen validators applied.
So it doesn't look like I can use global constants for those fields?
 
 
subject: Question: Can I validate multiple forms with 1 set of rules? Or multiple fields with 1 rule?