Tom Tom - 1 year ago 85
Swift Question

Swift Form Validation - Check if Int or String has been entered

I am trying to validate a form to make sure the user has entered an integer number and not a string. I can check if the number is an integer as follows:

var possibleNumber = timeRetrieved.text
convertedNumber = possibleNumber.toInt()
// convertedNumber is inferred to be of type "Int?", or "optional Int"

if convertedNumber != nil {

println("It's a number!")

totalTime = convertedNumber!


My problem is I want to make sure the user has not entered any text, doubles etc. I only want integer numbers. The following code does not work because it evaluates true if the variable is an integer. What code should I use to evaluate if variable is not an integer?

if convertedNumber != nil {

let alertController = UIAlertController(title: "Validation Error", message: "You must enter an integer number!", preferredStyle: .Alert)
let alertAction = UIAlertAction(title: "OK", style: UIAlertActionStyle.Destructive, handler: {(alert : UIAlertAction!) in
alertController.dismissViewControllerAnimated(true, completion: nil)
presentViewController(alertController, animated: true, completion: nil)

Answer Source

If the number the user has entered is not an integer, convertedNumber will be nil. Just add an else clause in which you can show the alert.