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Simple form association is not being validated by rails clientside validation #16

sanandnarayan opened this Issue Dec 30, 2012 · 4 comments


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My version of rails is 3.2.9
client_side_validations (3.2.1)
client_side_validations-simple_form (2.0.1)
client_side_validations (> 3.2.0)
simple_form (
> 2.0.3)

I have a model User

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  validates :goal, :presence => true, :on => :update
  belongs_to :goal, :class_name => Goal, :foreign_key => "goal_id"

and on the form i have

<%= simple_form_for @users,:remote => true, :url => registration_path(resource_name), :html => { :method => :put, :multipart => true }, :validate => true do |f| %>
 <%= f.association :goal,:label => "My overall goal is clearing", :input_html => {:class => 'goals'},:include_blank => true %>

But the rails client side validation does not pick up the validation on the association, it lets me fill in blank for goal.

Does rails client side validation gem work for simple form association?

The html page is

<div class="input select required"><label class="select required control-label" for="user_goal_id"><abbr title="required">*</abbr> My overall goal is clearing</label><select class="select required goals" id="user_goal_id" name="user[goal_id]" data-validate="true"><option value=""></option>
<option value="1">JEE Main</option>
<option value="2">JEE Advanced</option>
<option value="3">NEET</option>
<option value="4">CBSE 11 PCM</option>
<option value="5">CBSE 11 PCB</option>
<option value="6">CBSE 12 PCM</option>
<option value="7">CBSE 12 PCB</option></select></div>

I am getting the below script on my html page

if (window.ClientSideValidations == undefined) window.ClientSideValidations = {};
if (window.ClientSideValidations.forms == undefined) window.ClientSideValidations.forms = {};
window.ClientSideValidations.forms['edit_user_14'] = {
    "type": "SimpleForm::FormBuilder",
    "error_class": "error",
    "error_tag": "span",
    "wrapper_error_class": "field_with_errors",
    "wrapper_tag": "div",
    "wrapper_class": "input",
    "wrapper": "default",
    "validators": {
        "user[mobile_number]": {
            "format": [{
                "message": "should be 10 digits",
                "with": /^\d{10}$/i
        "user[profile_pic]": {
            "integrity": [{
                "message": "translation missing: en.activerecord.errors.models.user.attributes.profile_pic.integrity"
            "processing": [{
                "message": "translation missing: en.activerecord.errors.models.user.attributes.profile_pic.processing"
            "download": [{
                "message": "translation missing: en.activerecord.errors.models.user.attributes.profile_pic.download"
            "format": [{
                "message": "Wrong file format",
                "with": /\.(gif|jpeg|jpg|png)$/i,
                "allow_blank": true

nicohvi commented Apr 23, 2013

I have the same problem - cannot custom validate on <%= f.association %>

Same problem. How to validate association inputs such as select?

edooley commented Aug 12, 2014

Try validates :goal_id instead of validates :goal


tagliala commented Jan 20, 2017


thanks for reporting this.

I'm closing some old issues, hoping that this is not an issue anymore.

If it is still an issue, please provide a reproducible test case and I will consider reopening.

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@tagliala tagliala closed this Jan 20, 2017

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