sfJqueryFormValidationPlugin - 1.0.0

jQuery Form Validation Plugin

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sfJqueryFormValidation plugin

The sfJqueryFormValidationPlugin is a Symfony plugin that automatically adds client-side form validation to Symfony Forms.

The client side validation is performed using the jQuery library and the jQuery Validation plugin.

It automatically reads validation rules and messages in from the form validation schema and applies them on the client side.

The validation is added using progressive-enhancement techniques, so no javascript code is actually written to your HTML page.

The error messages are written to the page using the same HTML elements as the server-side validation so you only need one set of styling rules to cover the server and client side validation messages.


  • Add the jQuery libary and the jQuery Validation plugin on your site in view.yml. You can download the jQuery library from http://docs.jquery.com/Downloading_jQuery or just include the Google-hosted version. The Validation plugin can be downloaded from http://bassistance.de/jquery-plugins/jquery-plugin-validation/

      javascripts:    [http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3/jquery.min.js,jquery.validate.min.js]
  • Install the plugin

    $ symfony plugin:install sfJqueryFormValidationPlugin
  • Add the following filter to filters.yml below the "# insert your own filters here" comment:

    # insert your own filters here
      class: sfJqueryFormValidationFilter
  • Enable module in your settings.yml:

        enabled_modules:      [default, sfJqueryFormVal]
  • Clear your cache

    $ symfony cc

Optional configuration settings

  • There are a couple of extra configuration options that can optionally be added to app.yml to change the behavior of plugin:

        default: disabled
        forms: [RegistrationForm, Login]
        date_method: dateEN
  • The default behavior of the plugin is to add client-side validation to all Symfony forms. If you wish to manually select which forms get the client-side validation, you can set default:disabled, which prevents the plugin from adding validation by default and then specify the desired forms to receive validation in the forms: option.

  • The date-validation method (date) in the jQuery form validation plugin checks for US style dates, you can optionally specify an alternate method for checking dates. In the example above, the date method is changed to dateEN (which then needs to be defined). The example definition for dateEN is shown below.

Custom date validation method - dateEN

  • The jQuery form validation plugin allows you to define custom validation methods. This is a custom method for validating dates as dd-mm-yyyy. It can be added to the same js file as the the form validation plugin or just added somewhere in a js file that is included on pages that contain forms.

                function(value, element) {
                    var check = false;
                    var re = /^\d{2}\-\d{2}\-\d{4}$/
                    if( re.test(value)){
                        var adata = value.split('-');
                        var gg = parseInt(adata[0],10);
                        var mm = parseInt(adata[1],10);
                        var aaaa = parseInt(adata[2],10);
                        var xdata = new Date(aaaa,mm-1,gg);
                        if ( ( xdata.getFullYear() == aaaa ) && ( xdata.getMonth () == mm - 1 ) && ( xdata.getDate() == gg ) )
                            check = true;
                            check = false;
                    } else
                        check = false;
                    return this.optional(element) || check;
                "Please enter a correct date"


  • Add support for some of the less commonly-used validators (currently only supporting, string, email, date and ValidatorSchemaCompare)
  • Thorough testing