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From "David Graham" <dgraham1...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: restricting to a specific field length
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2002 22:56:04 GMT
You could give the field a maxlength attribute and then use the minlength 
validator to make sure it's the given number of characters.

David






>From: "Michelle Wynn" <mwynn@csc.com>
>Reply-To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>Subject: restricting to a specific field length
>Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 16:45:44 -0500
>
>
>I want to validate a field that must be alphanumeric and must be a X number
>of characters long.   Is there a clean way to leverage the basic struts
>validators for this or does this have to be a custom validation?
>
>I know I could use a combination of the minlength and maxlength functions
>but this sounds like a sloppy way to go.  I don't want to give them 2 error
>messages when I just want to say "Your field must be X characters" (as
>opposed to "Your field cannot be less than X" and/or"Your field cannot be
>greater than X").
>
>I could mask out to the desired number of characters but I want the error
>message to say something more meaningful than "The field is invalid".
>
>Any one deal with this before?
>
>Thanks!
>
>
>
>
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