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NotEqualTo

NotEqualTo

Validates that a value is not equal to another value, defined in the options. To force that a value is equal, see EqualTo.

Caution

This constraint compares using !=, so 3 and "3" are considered equal. Use NotIdenticalTo to compare with !==.

Applies to property or method
Options
Class NotEqualTo
Validator NotEqualToValidator

Basic Usage

If you want to ensure that the firstName of a Person is not equal to Mary and that the age of a Person class is not 15, you could do the following:

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    // src/Entity/Person.php
    namespace App\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Person
    {
        /**
         * @Assert\NotEqualTo("Mary")
         */
        protected $firstName;
    
        /**
         * @Assert\NotEqualTo(
         *     value = 15
         * )
         */
        protected $age;
    }
    
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    # config/validator/validation.yaml
    App\Entity\Person:
        properties:
            firstName:
                - NotEqualTo: Mary
            age:
                - NotEqualTo:
                    value: 15
    
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    <!-- config/validator/validation.xml -->
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <constraint-mapping xmlns="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/constraint-mapping"
        xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
        xsi:schemaLocation="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/constraint-mapping http://symfony.com/schema/dic/constraint-mapping/constraint-mapping-1.0.xsd">
    
        <class name="App\Entity\Person">
            <property name="firstName">
                <constraint name="NotEqualTo">
                    <value>Mary</value>
                </constraint>
            </property>
            <property name="age">
                <constraint name="NotEqualTo">
                    <option name="value">15</option>
                </constraint>
            </property>
        </class>
    </constraint-mapping>
    
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    // src/Entity/Person.php
    namespace App\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Mapping\ClassMetadata;
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Person
    {
        public static function loadValidatorMetadata(ClassMetadata $metadata)
        {
            $metadata->addPropertyConstraint('firstName', new Assert\NotEqualTo('Mary'));
    
            $metadata->addPropertyConstraint('age', new Assert\NotEqualTo(array(
                'value' => 15,
            )));
        }
    }
    

Options

value

type: mixed [default option]

This option is required. It defines the value to compare to. It can be a string, number or object.

message

type: string default: This value should not be equal to {{ compared_value }}.

This is the message that will be shown if the value is equal.

payload

type: mixed default: null

This option can be used to attach arbitrary domain-specific data to a constraint. The configured payload is not used by the Validator component, but its processing is completely up to you.

For example, you may want to use several error levels to present failed constraints differently in the front-end depending on the severity of the error.

propertyPath

type: string

It defines the object property whose value is used to make the comparison.

For example, if you want to compare the $endDate property of some object with regard to the $startDate property of the same object, use propertyPath="startDate" in the comparison constraint of $endDate.

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