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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
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Class Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\NotNull
Validator Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\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/Acme/BlogBundle/Resources/config/validation.yml
    Acme\BlogBundle\Entity\Author:
        properties:
            firstName:
                - NotNull: ~
    
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    // src/Acme/BlogBundle/Entity/Author.php
    namespace Acme\BlogBundle\Entity;
    
    use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;
    
    class Author
    {
        /**
         * @Assert\NotNull()
         */
        protected $firstName;
    }
    
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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\Author">
            <property name="firstName">
                <constraint name="NotNull" />
            </property>
        </class>
    </constraint-mapping>
    
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    // src/Acme/BlogBundle/Entity/Author.php
    namespace Acme\BlogBundle\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.

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