onlineracoon onlineracoon - 4 months ago 25
Javascript Question

Mongoose expand default validation

I want to build "minLength" and "maxLength" in the mongoose schema validation rules, the current solution is:

var blogSchema = new Schema({
title: { required: true, type: String }
});

blogSchema.path('title').validate(function(value) {
if (value.length < 8 || value.length > 32) return next(new Error('length'));
});


However I think this should be simplified by just adding custom schema rules like so:

var blogSchema = new Schema({
title: {
type: String,
required: true,
minLength: 8,
maxLength: 32
}
});


How can I do this, is this even possible?

Answer

Check out the library mongoose-validator. It integrates the node-validator library for use within mongoose schemas in a very similar way to which you have described.

Specifically, the node-validator len or min and max methods should provide the logic you require.

Try :

var validate = require('mongoose-validator').validate;

var blogSchema = new Schema({
 title: {
    type: String,
    required: true,
    validate: validate('len', 8, 32)
 }
});