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Validates that a value is a valid Universally unique identifier (UUID) per RFC 4122. By default, this will validate the format according to the RFC's guidelines, but this can be relaxed to accept non-standard UUIDs that other systems (like PostgreSQL) accept. UUID versions can also be restricted using a whitelist.

Applies to property or method
Class Uuid
Validator UuidValidator

Basic Usage

  • YAML
  • Annotations
  • XML
  • PHP
# src/AppBundle/Resources/config/validation.yml
            - Uuid: ~


As with most of the other constraints, null and empty strings are considered valid values. This is to allow them to be optional values. If the value is mandatory, a common solution is to combine this constraint with NotBlank.



type: string default: This is not a valid UUID.

This message is shown if the string is not a valid UUID.

You can use the following parameters in this message:

Parameter Description
{{ value }} The current (invalid) value


type: boolean default: true

If this option is set to true the constraint will check if the UUID is formatted per the RFC's input format rules: 216fff40-98d9-11e3-a5e2-0800200c9a66. Setting this to false will allow alternate input formats like:

  • 216f-ff40-98d9-11e3-a5e2-0800-200c-9a66
  • {216fff40-98d9-11e3-a5e2-0800200c9a66}
  • 216fff4098d911e3a5e20800200c9a66


type: int[] default: [1,2,3,4,5]

This option can be used to only allow specific UUID versions. Valid versions are 1 - 5. The following PHP constants can also be used:

  • Uuid::V1_MAC
  • Uuid::V2_DCE
  • Uuid::V3_MD5
  • Uuid::V4_RANDOM
  • Uuid::V5_SHA1

All five versions are allowed by default.


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.

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