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Laravel (5.7) Validation

Validation is the most important aspect while designing an application. It validates the incoming data. By default, the base controller class uses a ValidatesRequests trait which provides a convenient method to validate incoming HTTP requests with a variety of powerful validation rules.

Available Validation Rules in Laravel

Laravel will always check for errors in the session data, and automatically bind them to the view if they are available. So, it is important to note that a $errors variable will always be available in all of your views on every request, allowing you to conveniently assume the $errors variable is always defined and can be safely used.

The $errors variable will be an instance of Illuminate\Support\MessageBag.The error message can be displayed in view file by adding the code as shown below.

@if (count($errors) > 0)
   <div class = "alert alert-danger">
      <ul>
         @foreach ($errors->all() as $error)
            <li>{{ $error }}</li>
         @endforeach
      </ul>
   </div>
@endif

Example

Step 1 − Create a controller called ValidationController by executing the following command.

php artisan make:controller ValidationController

Step 2 - Copy the following code in app/Http/Controllers/ValidationController.php file. app/Http/Controllers/ValidationController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Http\Requests;
use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;

class ValidationController extends Controller {
   public function showform() {
      return view('login');
   }
   public function validateform(Request $request) {
      print_r($request->all());
      $this->validate($request,[
         'username'=>'required|max:8',
         'password'=>'required'
      ]);
   }
}

Step 3 - Create a view file called

resources/views/login.blade.php and copy the following code in that file.

resources/views/login.blade.php

<html>
   
   <head>
      <title>Login Form</title>
   </head>

   <body>
      
      @if (count($errors) > 0)
         <div class = "alert alert-danger">
            <ul>
               @foreach ($errors->all() as $error)
                  <li>{{ $error }}</li>
               @endforeach
            </ul>
         </div>
      @endif
      
      <?php
         echo Form::open(array('url'=>'/validation'));
      ?>
      
      <table border = '1'>
         <tr>
            <td align = 'center' colspan = '2'>Login</td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td>Username</td>
            <td><?php echo Form::text('username'); ?></td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td>Password</td>
            <td><?php echo Form::password('password'); ?></td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
            <td align = 'center' colspan = '2'
               ><?php echo Form::submit('Login'); ?  ></td>
         </tr>
      </table>
      
      <?php
         echo Form::close();
      ?>
   
   </body>
</html>

Step 4 - Add the following lines in app/Http/routes.php.

app/Http/routes.php

Route::get('/validation','[email protected]');
Route::post('/validation','[email protected]');

Step 5 - Visit the following URL to test the validation.

http://localhost:8000/validation

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