I was trying form validation in laravel.
I have a input text field in my form called 'Category' and i'm given the field name as 'cat' as short.
And i defined the validation rules like this.
public static $rules=array(
The name field is required.
The cat field is required.
You can specify custom error message for your field as follows.
$messages = array( 'cat.required' => 'The category field is required.', ); $validator = Validator::make($input, $rules, $messages);
Please see Custom Error Messages section in laravel documentation for more information.
Or you can keep a mapping for your field names like below. And you can set those into you validator. So you can see descriptive name instead of real field name.
$attributeNames = array( 'name' => 'Name', 'cat' => 'Category', ); $validator = Validator::make ( Input::all (), $rules ); $validator->setAttributeNames($attributeNames);