💯Go Struct and Field validation, including Cross Field, Cross Struct, Map, Slice and Array diving
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Package validator

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Package validator implements value validations for structs and individual fields based on tags.

It has the following unique features:

  • Cross Field and Cross Struct validations by using validation tags or custom validators.
  • Slice, Array and Map diving, which allows any or all levels of a multidimensional field to be validated.
  • Ability to dive into both map keys and values for validation
  • Handles type interface by determining it's underlying type prior to validation.
  • Handles custom field types such as sql driver Valuer see Valuer
  • Alias validation tags, which allows for mapping of several validations to a single tag for easier defining of validations on structs
  • Extraction of custom defined Field Name e.g. can specify to extract the JSON name while validating and have it available in the resulting FieldError
  • Customizable i18n aware error messages.
  • Default validator for the gin web framework; upgrading from v8 to v9 in gin see here

Installation

Use go get.

go get gopkg.in/go-playground/validator.v9

Then import the validator package into your own code.

import "gopkg.in/go-playground/validator.v9"

Error Return Value

Validation functions return type error

They return type error to avoid the issue discussed in the following, where err is always != nil:

Validator only InvalidValidationError for bad validation input, nil or ValidationErrors as type error; so, in your code all you need to do is check if the error returned is not nil, and if it's not check if error is InvalidValidationError ( if necessary, most of the time it isn't ) type cast it to type ValidationErrors like so:

err := validate.Struct(mystruct)
validationErrors := err.(validator.ValidationErrors)

Usage and documentation

Please see http://godoc.org/gopkg.in/go-playground/validator.v9 for detailed usage docs.

Examples:

Benchmarks

Run on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) go version go1.10.2 darwin/amd64
goos: darwin
goarch: amd64
pkg: github.com/go-playground/validator
BenchmarkFieldSuccess-8                                         20000000                83.6 ns/op             0 B/op          0 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldSuccessParallel-8                                 50000000                26.8 ns/op             0 B/op          0 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldFailure-8                                          5000000               291 ns/op             208 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldFailureParallel-8                                 20000000               107 ns/op             208 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldArrayDiveSuccess-8                                 2000000               623 ns/op             201 B/op         11 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldArrayDiveSuccessParallel-8                        10000000               237 ns/op             201 B/op         11 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldArrayDiveFailure-8                                 2000000               859 ns/op             412 B/op         16 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldArrayDiveFailureParallel-8                         5000000               335 ns/op             413 B/op         16 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveSuccess-8                                   1000000              1292 ns/op             432 B/op         18 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveSuccessParallel-8                           3000000               467 ns/op             432 B/op         18 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveFailure-8                                   1000000              1082 ns/op             512 B/op         16 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveFailureParallel-8                           5000000               425 ns/op             512 B/op         16 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveWithKeysSuccess-8                           1000000              1539 ns/op             480 B/op         21 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveWithKeysSuccessParallel-8                   3000000               613 ns/op             480 B/op         21 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveWithKeysFailure-8                           1000000              1413 ns/op             721 B/op         21 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldMapDiveWithKeysFailureParallel-8                   3000000               575 ns/op             721 B/op         21 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldCustomTypeSuccess-8                               10000000               216 ns/op              32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldCustomTypeSuccessParallel-8                       20000000                82.2 ns/op            32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldCustomTypeFailure-8                                5000000               274 ns/op             208 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldCustomTypeFailureParallel-8                       20000000               116 ns/op             208 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldOrTagSuccess-8                                     2000000               740 ns/op              16 B/op          1 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldOrTagSuccessParallel-8                             3000000               474 ns/op              16 B/op          1 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldOrTagFailure-8                                     3000000               471 ns/op             224 B/op          5 allocs/op
BenchmarkFieldOrTagFailureParallel-8                             3000000               414 ns/op             224 B/op          5 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructLevelValidationSuccess-8                         10000000               213 ns/op              32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructLevelValidationSuccessParallel-8                 20000000                91.8 ns/op            32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructLevelValidationFailure-8                          3000000               473 ns/op             304 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructLevelValidationFailureParallel-8                 10000000               234 ns/op             304 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCustomTypeSuccess-8                         5000000               385 ns/op              32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCustomTypeSuccessParallel-8                10000000               161 ns/op              32 B/op          2 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCustomTypeFailure-8                         2000000               640 ns/op             424 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCustomTypeFailureParallel-8                 5000000               318 ns/op             440 B/op         10 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructFilteredSuccess-8                                 2000000               597 ns/op             288 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructFilteredSuccessParallel-8                        10000000               266 ns/op             288 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructFilteredFailure-8                                 3000000               454 ns/op             256 B/op          7 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructFilteredFailureParallel-8                        10000000               214 ns/op             256 B/op          7 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructPartialSuccess-8                                  3000000               502 ns/op             256 B/op          6 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructPartialSuccessParallel-8                         10000000               225 ns/op             256 B/op          6 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructPartialFailure-8                                  2000000               702 ns/op             480 B/op         11 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructPartialFailureParallel-8                          5000000               329 ns/op             480 B/op         11 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructExceptSuccess-8                                   2000000               793 ns/op             496 B/op         12 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructExceptSuccessParallel-8                          10000000               193 ns/op             240 B/op          5 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructExceptFailure-8                                   2000000               639 ns/op             464 B/op         10 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructExceptFailureParallel-8                           5000000               300 ns/op             464 B/op         10 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossFieldSuccess-8                         3000000               417 ns/op              72 B/op          3 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossFieldSuccessParallel-8                10000000               163 ns/op              72 B/op          3 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossFieldFailure-8                         2000000               645 ns/op             304 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossFieldFailureParallel-8                 5000000               285 ns/op             304 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossStructCrossFieldSuccess-8              3000000               588 ns/op              80 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossStructCrossFieldSuccessParallel-8     10000000               221 ns/op              80 B/op          4 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossStructCrossFieldFailure-8              2000000               868 ns/op             320 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleCrossStructCrossFieldFailureParallel-8      5000000               337 ns/op             320 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleSuccess-8                                   5000000               260 ns/op               0 B/op          0 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleSuccessParallel-8                          20000000                90.6 ns/op             0 B/op          0 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleFailure-8                                   2000000               619 ns/op             424 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructSimpleFailureParallel-8                           5000000               296 ns/op             424 B/op          9 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructComplexSuccess-8                                  1000000              1454 ns/op             128 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructComplexSuccessParallel-8                          3000000               579 ns/op             128 B/op          8 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructComplexFailure-8                                   300000              4140 ns/op            3041 B/op         53 allocs/op
BenchmarkStructComplexFailureParallel-8                          1000000              2127 ns/op            3041 B/op         53 allocs/op
BenchmarkOneof-8                                                10000000               140 ns/op               0 B/op          0 allocs/op
BenchmarkOneofParallel-8                                        20000000                70.1 ns/op             0 B/op          0 allocs/op

Complementary Software

Here is a list of software that complements using this library either pre or post validation.

  • form - Decodes url.Values into Go value(s) and Encodes Go value(s) into url.Values. Dual Array and Full map support.
  • mold - A general library to help modify or set data within data structures and other objects

How to Contribute

Make a pull request...

License

Distributed under MIT License, please see license file within the code for more details.