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Very Urgent : Fututre Date validation using struts validation

Vidya Mohandas

Joined: Apr 20, 2004
Posts: 3
I am unable to validate a date field, to not have a future date (the date shud not accept even tomorrows date i.e., it shud not be greater than today's date).
I am using struts validator. Can I do the above mentioned validation using struts validator or I need to have a separate java class for doing the validation (fyi...i shud not use the form bean for any sort of validation)?

Please help me.

vidhya M.
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
If you want to use the validation framework for this, you're going to have to create your own validation rule. Here is a link that shows an example of how to do this:

If you don't want to go to the trouble of creating a custom validation rule, an easier alternative would be to override the validate() method in your ActionForm and have it do the validation instead of the validation framework.

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Srilakshmi Vara
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Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 169

I think the best way is to override validate method in ActionForm because you can customize it according to your functionality.

Marco Vanoli
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
Posts: 99
It is possible to use validator framework and at the same time override validate() method for that thing not supported from the framework?

bye, <br />Marco
Cendy Nguvy
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 37

Yes, it's possible.
Code this following in your ActionForm :

[ July 23, 2005: Message edited by: Cendy Nguvy ]
Ganesh Venkat

Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 2
Do as Merrill Higginson suggested, in that way you will all the validation rules under the Validator framework,
I agree. Here's the link:
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