NotNull

NotNull

Validates that a value is not strictly equal to null. To ensure that a value is simply not blank (not a blank string), see the NotBlank constraint.

Applies to property or method
Options
Class NotNull
Validator NotNullValidator

Basic Usage

If you wanted to ensure that the firstName property of an Author class were not strictly equal to null, you would:

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    // src/AppBundle/Entity/Author.php
    namespace AppBundle\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Author
    {
        /**
         * @Assert\NotNull()
         */
        protected $firstName;
    }
    
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    # src/AppBundle/Resources/config/validation.yml
    AppBundle\Entity\Author:
        properties:
            firstName:
                - NotNull: ~
    
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    <!-- src/AppBundle/Resources/config/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="AppBundle\Entity\Author">
            <property name="firstName">
                <constraint name="NotNull" />
            </property>
        </class>
    </constraint-mapping>
    
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    // src/AppBundle/Entity/Author.php
    namespace AppBundle\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Mapping\ClassMetadata;
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Author
    {
        public static function loadValidatorMetadata(ClassMetadata $metadata)
        {
            $metadata->addPropertyConstraint('firstName', new Assert\NotNull());
        }
    }
    

Options

message

type: string default: This value should not be null.

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

payload

type: mixed default: null

2.6The payload option was introduced in Symfony 2.6.

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.

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