Class StringMaskValidator

  extended by project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
      extended by project35.soa.validation.StringMaskValidator
All Implemented Interfaces:, ServiceClass, ConstraintDescription, EditFieldValidationService, FieldValidationService

public class StringMaskValidator
extends AbstractEditFieldValidationService
implements ConstraintDescription

Checks that a string field value matches a regular expression. This method draws on the regular expression classes of java.util.regex.

Copyright (c) 2008 Kevin Garwood for Project35. The original code was developed by Kevin Garwood for the University of Manchester. Revisions have been made for Project35, a project that is independent of that institution. This code is licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0. The code attribution for the original code is included here:

Copyright (c) Kevin Garwood and University of Manchester 2007. All rights reserved. Licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0. For more information on the terms and conditions, please see the file "LICENSE" that is included in this distribution.

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Field Summary
Fields inherited from class project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
Constructor Summary
StringMaskValidator(java.lang.String pattern)
Method Summary
 java.lang.String getConstraintsDescription()
 void setMask(java.lang.String pattern)
          sets the mask that field values must match.
 java.util.ArrayList validate(Project35FormContext project35FormContext, java.lang.String value)
          validates the field value and returns any error messages
Methods inherited from class project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
getFieldName, getInitialisationParameters, initialiseService, isEmpty, isFieldRequired, setFieldName, setRequiredField, validateRequiredField
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public StringMaskValidator(java.lang.String pattern)
Method Detail


public java.lang.String getConstraintsDescription()
Specified by:
getConstraintsDescription in interface ConstraintDescription


public void setMask(java.lang.String pattern)
sets the mask that field values must match.

pattern - the field mask


public java.util.ArrayList validate(Project35FormContext project35FormContext,
                                    java.lang.String value)
Description copied from interface: EditFieldValidationService
validates the field value and returns any error messages

Specified by:
validate in interface EditFieldValidationService
Specified by:
validate in class AbstractEditFieldValidationService
value - the value of the field
a collection of Alert instances that represent errors,warnings,points of information or requests for more information if no errors were found