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NotIdenticalTo

NotIdenticalTo

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

Caution

This constraint compares using !==, so 3 and "3" are considered not equal. Use NotEqualTo to compare with !=.

Applies to property or method
Options
Class NotIdenticalTo
Validator NotIdenticalToValidator

Basic Usage

The following constraints ensure that:

  • firstName of Person is not equal to Mary or not of the same type
  • age of Person class is not equal to 15 or not of the same type
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    // src/Entity/Person.php
    namespace App\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Person
    {
        /**
         * @Assert\NotIdenticalTo("Mary")
         */
        protected $firstName;
    
        /**
         * @Assert\NotIdenticalTo(
         *     value = 15
         * )
         */
        protected $age;
    }
    
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    # config/validator/validation.yaml
    App\Entity\Person:
        properties:
            firstName:
                - NotIdenticalTo: Mary
            age:
                - NotIdenticalTo:
                    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="NotIdenticalTo">
                    <value>Mary</value>
                </constraint>
            </property>
            <property name="age">
                <constraint name="NotIdenticalTo">
                    <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('age', new Assert\NotIdenticalTo('Mary'));
    
            $metadata->addPropertyConstraint('age', new Assert\NotIdenticalTo(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 identical to {{ compared_value_type }} {{ compared_value }}.

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

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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