Custom Fields can have specific validation applied. This is to ensure Paid Registration users enter a desired value into the fields during the activation of their registration. 

As examples; 

  • Limit a Custom Fields called "Member Number" to 11 numeric characters only. 
  • Ask the person for a link to their Linked In profile and validate it to ensure its a valid URL. 
  • Ensure a valid email address is entered into the "Alternate Email" field. 

Adding Validation

Validation is added to the following field under Event Configuration > Settings > Custom Fields.

A blank field means there are no validation rules being applied.

Validation Rules

Validation rules can be applied singular or combined into the Validation Rules field. If combined, they must be separated by pipe. e.g:

between:1,11|numeric


To use validation rules, simply paste the validation rule (e.g: "alpha" or "alpha_dash" into the Validation Rules field in the Custom Field. 


Here are the available validation rules:

  • alpha
  • alpha_num
  • alpha_dash
  • between
  • digits
  • email
  • max
  • max_value
  • min
  • min_value
  • numeric
  • url

alpha

Validation Rule: alpha

Must only contain alphabetic characters.

alpha_num

Validation Rule: alpha_num

Must contain alphabetic characters or numbers. No spaces or special characters.

alpha_dash

Validation Rule: alpha_dash

Must only contain alphabetic characters, numbers, dashes or underscores.

between

Validation Rule: between:1,11

Must have a numeric value bounded by a minimum value and a maximum value, in this example, between 1 and 11.

digits

Validation Rule: digits

Must be numeric and have the specified number of digits.

email

Validation Rule: email

Must be a valid email address

max

Validation Rule: max:11

Must not exceed the specified length, in this example it's 11 characters.

max_value

Validation Rule: max_value:500

Must be a numeric value and must not be more than the specified value, in this example it's 500.

min

Validation Rule: min:3

Must not be less than the specified length, in this example it's 3 characters.

min_value

Validation Rule: min:100

Must be a numeric value and must not be less than the specified value, in this example it's 100.

numeric

Validation Rule: numeric

 Must only consist of numbers.

url

Validation Rule: url

Must be a valid URL



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