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MinLength

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MinLength

Caution

The MinLength constraint is deprecated since version 2.1 and will be removed in Symfony 2.3. Use Length with the min option instead.

Validates that the length of a string is at least as long as the given limit.

Applies to property or method
Options
Class MinLength
Validator MinLengthValidator

Basic Usage

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    # src/Acme/BlogBundle/Resources/config/validation.yml
    Acme\BlogBundle\Entity\Blog:
        properties:
            firstName:
                - MinLength: { limit: 3, message: "Your name must have at least {{ limit }} characters." }
    
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    // src/Acme/BlogBundle/Entity/Blog.php
    namespace Acme\BlogBundle\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Blog
    {
        /**
         * @Assert\MinLength(
         *     limit=3,
         *     message="Your name must have at least {{ limit }} characters."
         * )
         */
        protected $summary;
    }
    
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    <!-- src/Acme/BlogBundle/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="Acme\BlogBundle\Entity\Blog">
            <property name="summary">
                <constraint name="MinLength">
                    <option name="limit">3</option>
                    <option name="message">Your name must have at least {{ limit }} characters.</option>
                </constraint>
            </property>
        </class>
    </constraint-mapping>
    
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    // src/Acme/BlogBundle/Entity/Blog.php
    namespace Acme\BlogBundle\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Mapping\ClassMetadata;
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Blog
    {
        public static function loadValidatorMetadata(ClassMetadata $metadata)
        {
            $metadata->addPropertyConstraint('summary', new Assert\MinLength(array(
                'limit'   => 3,
                'message' => 'Your name must have at least {{ limit }} characters.',
            )));
        }
    }
    

Options

limit

type: integer [default option]

This required option is the "min" value. Validation will fail if the length of the give string is less than this number.

message

type: string default: This value is too short. It should have {{ limit }} characters or more.

The message that will be shown if the underlying string has a length that is shorter than the limit option.

charset

type: charset default: UTF-8

If the PHP extension "mbstring" is installed, then the PHP function mb_strlen will be used to calculate the length of the string. The value of the charset option is passed as the second argument to that function.

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