How to Dynamically Configure Form Validation Groups

How to Dynamically Configure Form Validation Groups

Sometimes you need advanced logic to determine the validation groups. If they can’t be determined by a simple callback, you can use a service. Create a service that implements __invoke() which accepts a FormInterface as a parameter:

// src/Validation/ValidationGroupResolver.php
namespace App\Validation;

use Symfony\Component\Form\FormInterface;

class ValidationGroupResolver
    private $service1;

    private $service2;

    public function __construct($service1, $service2)
        $this->service1 = $service1;
        $this->service2 = $service2;

     * @param FormInterface $form
     * @return array
    public function __invoke(FormInterface $form)
        $groups = [];

        // ... determine which groups to apply and return an array

        return $groups;

Then in your form, inject the resolver and set it as the validation_groups:

// src/Form/MyClassType.php;
namespace App\Form;

use App\Validator\ValidationGroupResolver;
use Symfony\Component\Form\AbstractType
use Symfony\Component\OptionsResolver\OptionsResolver;

class MyClassType extends AbstractType
    private $groupResolver;

    public function __construct(ValidationGroupResolver $groupResolver)
        $this->groupResolver = $groupResolver;

    // ...
    public function configureOptions(OptionsResolver $resolver)
            'validation_groups' => $this->groupResolver,

This will result in the form validator invoking your group resolver to set the validation groups returned when validating.

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