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Improving docs for ModelValidator

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lorenzo committed May 11, 2012
1 parent 2808931 commit 8c9c6b4a5ab02015f4239b90b286e767f00e6c81
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  1. +53 −29 lib/Cake/Model/ModelValidator.php
@@ -7,12 +7,12 @@
* PHP versions 5
*
* CakePHP(tm) : Rapid Development Framework (http://cakephp.org)
* Copyright 2005-2011, Cake Software Foundation, Inc. (http://cakefoundation.org)
* Copyright 2005-2012, Cake Software Foundation, Inc. (http://cakefoundation.org)
*
* Licensed under The MIT License
* Redistributions of files must retain the above copyright notice.
*
* @copyright Copyright 2005-2011, Cake Software Foundation, Inc. (http://cakefoundation.org)
* @copyright Copyright 2005-2012, Cake Software Foundation, Inc. (http://cakefoundation.org)
* @link http://cakephp.org CakePHP(tm) Project
* @package Cake.Model
* @since CakePHP(tm) v 2.2.0
@@ -22,7 +22,11 @@
App::uses('CakeValidationSet', 'Model/Validator');
/**
* ModelValidator object.
* ModelValidator object encapsulates all methods related to data validations for a model
* It also provides an API to dynamically change validation rules for each model field.
*
* Implements ArrayAccess to easily modify rules as usually done with `Model::$validate`
* definition array
*
* @package Cake.Model
* @link http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/data-validation.html
@@ -37,21 +41,23 @@ class ModelValidator implements ArrayAccess, IteratorAggregate, Countable {
protected $_fields = array();
/**
* Holds the reference to the model the Validator is attached to
* Holds the reference to the model this Validator is attached to
*
* @var Model
*/
protected $_model = array();
/**
* The validators $validate property
* The validators $validate property, used for checking wheter validation
* rules definition changed in the model and should be refreshed in this class
*
* @var array
*/
protected $_validate = array();
/**
* Holds the available custom callback methods
* Holds the available custom callback methods, usually taken from model methods
* and behavior methods
*
* @var array
*/
@@ -68,9 +74,9 @@ public function __construct(Model $Model) {
/**
* Returns true if all fields pass validation. Will validate hasAndBelongsToMany associations
* that use the 'with' key as well. Since _saveMulti is incapable of exiting a save operation.
* that use the 'with' key as well. Since `Model::_saveMulti` is incapable of exiting a save operation.
*
* Will validate the currently set data. Use Model::set() or Model::create() to set the active data.
* Will validate the currently set data. Use `Model::set()` or `Model::create()` to set the active data.
*
* @param array $options An optional array of custom options to be made available in the beforeValidate callback
* @return boolean True if there are no errors
@@ -198,11 +204,12 @@ public function validateMany($data, $options = array()) {
}
/**
* Returns an array of fields that have failed validation. On the current model.
* Returns an array of fields that have failed validation. On the current model. This method will
* actually run validation rules over data, not just return the messages.
*
* @param string $options An optional array of custom options to be made available in the beforeValidate callback
* @return array Array of invalid fields
* @see Model::validates()
* @see ModelValidator::validates()
*/
public function errors($options = array()) {
if (!$this->_triggerBeforeValidate($options)) {
@@ -234,23 +241,22 @@ public function errors($options = array()) {
}
/**
* Marks a field as invalid, optionally setting the name of validation
* rule (in case of multiple validation for field) that was broken.
* Marks a field as invalid, optionally setting a message explaining
* why the rule failed
*
* @param string $field The name of the field to invalidate
* @param string $value Name of validation rule that failed, or validation message to
* be returned. If no validation key is provided, defaults to true.
* @param string $message Validation message explaining why the rule failed, defaults to true.
* @return void
*/
public function invalidate($field, $value = true) {
public function invalidate($field, $message = true) {
$this->getModel()->validationErrors[$field][] = $value;
}
/**
* Gets all possible custom methods from the Model, Behaviors and the Validator.
* gets the corresponding methods.
* Gets all possible custom methods from the Model and attached Behaviors
* to be used as validators
*
* @return array The requested methods
* @return array List of callables to be used as validation methods
*/
public function getMethods() {
if (!empty($this->_methods)) {
@@ -270,25 +276,26 @@ public function getMethods() {
}
/**
* Gets all fields if $name is null (default), or the field for fieldname $name if it's found.
* Returns a CakeValidationSet object containing all validation rules for a field, if no
* params are passed then it returns an array with all CakeValidationSet objects for each field
*
* @param string $name [optional] The fieldname to fetch. Defaults to null.
* @return mixed Either array of CakeValidationSet objects , single object for $name or false when $name not present in fields
* @return CakeValidationSet|array
*/
public function getFields($name = null) {
public function getField($name = null) {
if ($name !== null && !empty($this->_fields[$name])) {
return $this->_fields[$name];
} elseif ($name !==null) {
return false;
return null
}
return $this->_fields;
}
/**
* Sets the CakeValidationSet instances from the Model::$validate property after processing the fieldList and whiteList.
* If Model::$validate is not set or empty, this method returns false. True otherwise.
* Sets the CakeValidationSet objects from the `Model::$validate` property
* If `Model::$validate` is not set or empty, this method returns false. True otherwise.
*
* @return boolean True if Model::$validate was processed, false otherwise
* @return boolean true if `Model::$validate` was processed, false otherwise
*/
protected function _parseRules() {
if ($this->_validate === $this->_model->validate) {
@@ -325,7 +332,7 @@ public function setValidationDomain($validationDomain = null) {
}
/**
* Gets the parent Model
* Gets the model related to this validator
*
* @return Model
*/
@@ -334,9 +341,10 @@ public function getModel() {
}
/**
* Processes the Model's whitelist and returns the list of fields
* Processes the Model's whitelist or passed fieldList and returns the list of fields
* to be validated
*
* @param array $fieldList list of fields to be used for validation
* @return array List of validation rules to be applied
*/
protected function _validationList($fieldList = array()) {
@@ -370,7 +378,7 @@ protected function _validationList($fieldList = array()) {
/**
* Runs validation for hasAndBelongsToMany associations that have 'with' keys
* set. And data in the set() data set.
* set and data in the data set.
*
* @param array $options Array of options to use on Validation of with models
* @return boolean Failure of validation on with models.
@@ -408,7 +416,7 @@ protected function _validateWithModels($options) {
}
/**
* Propagates the beforeValidate event
* Propagates beforeValidate event
*
* @param array $options
* @return boolean
@@ -495,6 +503,14 @@ public function count() {
/**
* Adds a new rule to a field's rule set
*
* ## Example:
*
* {{{
* $validator
* ->add('title', 'required', array('rule' => 'notEmpty', 'required' => true))
* ->add('user_id', 'valid', array('rule' => 'numeric', 'message' => 'Invalid User'))
* }}}
*
* @param string $field The name of the field from wich the rule will be removed
* @param array|CakeValidationRule $rule the rule to be added to the field's rule set
* @return ModelValidator this instance
@@ -513,6 +529,14 @@ public function add($field, $name, $rule) {
/**
* Removes a rule from the set by its name
*
* ## Example:
*
* {{{
* $validator
* ->remove('title', 'required')
* ->remove('user_id')
* }}}
*
* @param string $field The name of the field from wich the rule will be removed
* @param string $rule the name of the rule to be removed
* @return ModelValidator this instance

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