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How do do data validation for profile fields?

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    Vincent on #43762

    I want to make sure users’ input for one of their profile fields match a regexp. Where should I start?

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    Ravi on #43767

    Hello Vincent,

    Welcome to the BuddyDev Forums.

    Please look at the filter with name “bp_xprofile_set_field_data_pre_validate”. You can use this filter to validate user input. Please let me know if you need any further assistance with this.

    Regards
    Ravi

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    Vincent on #43784

    Hi Keymaster. thanks for your reply.
    It seems to me this filter is used to alter users’ input but not validate it.

    I have been trying to find in the code an example where buddyboss/buddypress validates user’s input(So I can maybe mimic it), but there seems to be none.

    To clarify, I want to show an error message when users input something invalid(in this case not matching the regexp). I think I must be able to do it with javascript, but if buddypress has something built-in, then I think it will be better to utilize it.

    I am still checking the hooks. For now bp_xprofile_field_type_is_valid looks promising. Any thoughts?

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    Ravi on #43801

    Hello Vincent,

    Thank you for the acknowledgement.

    The filter with name “bp_xprofile_set_field_data_pre_validate” allows to validate user inputs for the field where second filter “bp_xprofile_field_type_is_valid” allows to check the input against the field registered format. Yes, You can use the filter “bp_xprofile_field_type_is_valid” as well. As it runs later when setting the field value.

    Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

    Regards
    Ravi

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