Author image Christopher H. Laco
and 1 contributors


DBIx::Class::Validation - Validate all data before submitting to your database.


In your base "DBIx::Class" package:

  __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/... Validation/);

And in your subclasses:

    module => 'FormValidator::Simple',
    profile => { ... },
    filter => 0,
    auto => 1,

And then somewhere else:

  eval{ $obj->validate() };
  if( my $results = $EVAL_ERROR ){



    module => 'FormValidator::Simple',
    profile => { ... },
    filter => 0,
    auto => 1,

Calls "validation_module", "validation_profile" and "validation_auto" if the corresponding argument is defined.



Sets the validation module to use. Any module that supports a check() method just like "Data::FormValidator"'s can be used here, such as "FormValidator::Simple".

Defaults to FormValidator::Simple.


    { ... }

Sets the profile that will be passed to the validation module. Expects either a HASHREF or a reference to a subroutine. If it's a subref it will be passed the result row object as it's first parameter so that you can perform complex data validation for cases when you'd like to have access to the actual result.

For example, you could use the following to return an error if the named field is not unique in the table:

    my $profile = sub {
        my $result = shift @_;
        return {
            required => [qw/email/],
            constraint_methods => {
                email => sub {
                    my ($dvf, $val) = @_;
                    return $result->result_source->resultset->find({email=>$val}) ? 0:1;

Please note that the subref needs to return a hashref/arrayref suitable for use in the validation module you have chosen.


  __PACKAGE__->validation_auto( 1 );

Turns on and off auto-validation. This feature makes all UPDATEs and INSERTs call the "validate" method before doing anything.

The default is for validation_auto is to be on.


  __PACKAGE__->validation_filter( 1 );

Turns on and off validation filters. When on, this feature will make all UPDATEs and INSERTs modify your data to that of the values returned by your validation modules check method. This is primarily meant for use with "Data::FormValidator" but may be used with any validation module that returns a results object that supports a valid() method just like "Data::FormValidator::Results".

Filters modify your data, so use them carefully.

The default is for validation_filter is to be off.



Validates all the data in the object against the pre-defined validation module and profile. If there is a problem then a hard error will be thrown. If you put the validation in an eval you can capture whatever the module's check() method returned.


The following "DBIx::Class::Row" methods are extended by this module:-



"DBIx::Class", "FormValidator::Simple", "Data::FormValidator"


Aran C. Deltac <>


Tom Kirkpatrick <>

Christopher Laco <>

John Napiorkowski <>

Sergio Salvi <>


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