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From "V. Cekvenich" ...@basebeans.com>
Subject Re: Role Based Struts Validation
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2003 12:31:37 GMT
I can't help on XML, but if it does not work, you are not sunk since ... 
stating the obvious ... of course you can implement the form Beans 
validate method in which you can write ... Java.

.V

PILGRIM, Peter, FM wrote:
> My XML skills are brain dead. I just had a thought that my role base
> struts validation will not work as intended.
> 
> I intended to customise FieldChecks with validators that checks
> against a "role" attribute in the action form. I realise that
> the Validator does not quite work that way.
> 
> Normally when you write the depends attribute you want
> to do something like this
> 
> 	<field property="ageText"  depends="required,integer,range" >
>             <arg0 key="testForm.testRecord.ageText.displayname" />
>             <arg1 name="range" key="${var:min}" resource="false" />
>             <arg2 name="range" key="${var:max}" resource="false" />
>             <var>
>                  <var-name>min</var-name>
>                  <var-value>18</var-value>
>             </var>
>             <var>
>                  <var-name>max</var-name>
>                  <var-value>125</var-value>
>             </var>		
> 	</field>
> 
> Execute the "required" validator first, then the "integer" and "range"
> ones.
> 
> Now with role base validation. Say I have validator that checks that
> role was in the administration category.
> 
> 	<field property="ageText"  depends="role,required,integer,range" >
>             <arg0 key="testForm.testRecord.ageText.displayname" />
>             <arg1 name="range" key="${var:min}" resource="false" />
>             <arg2 name="range" key="${var:max}" resource="false" />
>             <var>
>                  <var-name>min</var-name>
>                  <var-value>18</var-value>
>             </var>
>             <var>
>                  <var-name>max</var-name>
>                  <var-value>125</var-value>
>             </var>		
> 
>             <var>
>                  <var-name>roleProperty</var-name>
>                  <var-value>role</var-value>   <!-- name of action form
> property -->
>             </var>            
> 		<var>
>                  <var-name>roleGroup</var-name>
>                  <var-value>admin</var-value>  <!-- comma delimited field
> -->
>             </var>
> 
> 	</field>
> 
> This validator rule say that the action form has a property called
> "role" and the group it should check for is "admin".
> 
> If the action form has the role "admin" then the validation should
> continue, if the action form does not have the role "admin"
> then further validation should terminate. It should skip the
> remaining validations "required", "integer" and "range"
> 
> Of course I dont think the Validator works this way?
> Is it possible to skip validations? If not, then I am sunk.
> 
> --
> Peter Pilgrim,
> Struts/J2EE Consultant, RBoS FM, Risk IT
> Tel: +44 (0)207-375-4923
> 
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