Validates_format_of


#1

Hi there,

I’m trying to validate a field in my form to make sure that it is a
single
word (i.e. no spaces). This word may however contain german characters.

I have in my model:

validates_format_of :name,
:with => %r{\w+},
:message => “cannot contain special characters or spaces”

but this lets anything through. I freely admit that I’m a reexp
beginner,
infact ‘beginnner’ may be self-flattery.

Would appreciate any advice/help


#2

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 01:30:08PM +0100, Adam G. wrote:

Hi there,

I’m trying to validate a field in my form to make sure that it is a single
word (i.e. no spaces). This word may however contain german characters.

I have in my model:

validates_format_of :name,
:with => %r{\w+},
:message => “cannot contain special characters or spaces”

  :with => /^\w+$/,

Will probably do what you want. ^ matches the beginning of the string
and $ matches the end.

/ludde