Override validates message

Hi all,
I have the some fields being validated on my model and if the validation
fails I can override the Message by using :message but how can I
override the field name that apears on the messge:
Intead of password is too long -> where “is too long” i can set in
message
bu I want the message to be
“field_1 is too long”

Thnaks,

On Feb 12, 2:09 pm, “J. mp” [email protected] wrote:

I have the some fields being validated on my model and if the validation
fails I can override the Message by using :message but how can I
override the field name that apears on the messge:
Intead of password is too long -> where “is too long” i can set in
message
bu I want the message to be
“field_1 is too long”

You could specify an arbitrary attribute name to
ActiveRecord::Errors#add. Arguably, this is an abuse of the API and
may not work in future releases of ActiveRecord.

Alternatively, use ActiveRecord::Errors#add_to_base to add a message
to the base object instead of a specific attribute. This gives you
control of the full error message.

Finally, you could use a localization plugin to handle translation of
error messages in the view.

Ciao,
Sheldon.

http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

ed

Ed Hickey wrote:

http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

ed

I use this and love it.

Alex W. wrote:

Ed Hickey wrote:

http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

ed

I use this and love it.

Could not found any documentation for
http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

Regarding the Sheldon 2nd proposal:

Alternatively, use ActiveRecord::Errors#add_to_base to add a message
to the base object instead of a specific attribute. This gives you
control of the full error message.

Can I do this per attribute, how would I do that? Must I have my own
validation methods and not rely on Ruby validates_ methods?

J. mp wrote:

Alex W. wrote:

Ed Hickey wrote:

http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

ed

I use this and love it.

Could not found any documentation for
http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message

Regarding the Sheldon 2nd proposal:

Alternatively, use ActiveRecord::Errors#add_to_base to add a message
to the base object instead of a specific attribute. This gives you
control of the full error message.

Can I do this per attribute, how would I do that? Must I have my own
validation methods and not rely on Ruby validates_ methods?

From the missing answers on this topic I assume that Rails haven’t a
flexible solution for my problem. I have to rely on plugins or rely on
my own validations. Am I right?
Anyway, can someone provide-me docs or sample for
http://www.agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/custom_error_message
If it lacks documentation, I wouldn’t mind to write a bit about it, but
I need a starting point.

Thanks a lot all for the help, it is very useful

J. mp wrote:

Thanks a lot all for the help, it is very useful

Just one more question. I have no experience in how to install plugins.
How can I install this? (sorry for my newbie kink of questions, but is
becuse I’m getting started with ruby on rails)

it doesn’t lack documentation - see the README file inccluded in the
plugin:

Custom Error Message

This plugin gives you the option to not have your custom validation
error
message
prefixed with the attribute name. Ordinarily, if you have, say:

validates_acceptance_of :accepted_terms, :message => 'Please accept 

the
terms of service’

You’ll get the following error message:

Accepted terms Please accept the terms of service

This plugin allows you to omit the attribute name for specific messages.
All
you have to do
is begin the message with a ‘^’ character. Example:

validates_acceptance_of :accepted_terms, :message => '^Please accept 

the
terms of service’

Detail

Redefines the ActiveRecord::Errors::full_messages method:
Returns all the full error messages in an array. ‘Base’ messages are
handled as usual.
Non-base messages are prefixed with the attribute name as usual UNLESS
they
begin with ‘^’
in which case the attribute name is omitted.

On 2/13/07, J. mp [email protected] wrote:

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