Advanced Field Validation with Regular Expressions

What is it and Why is it Important?

As the demand for customizable content structures grows, so does the need for robust validation mechanisms. Traditional validation methods often fall short when it comes to handling complex data patterns or specific formatting requirements. Here, regular expressions emerge as the silver bullet, offering unparalleled versatility in defining validation rules.

By allowing users to define their own regular expressions, Agility CMS opens the door to a myriad of validation possibilities. Whether it's validating email addresses, phone numbers, URLs, or custom data formats, the flexibility of regular expressions knows no bounds. Moreover, the ability to test and refine expressions within the CMS interface streamlines the validation process, empowering users of all skill levels to craft precise validation rules tailored to their unique needs.

Additional Resources

If you are not familiar with regular expressions, here are a few resources to get you started:

How to Use It

To use regex in field validation, navigate to your content model, click the "Advanced" tab, and scroll down until you see this:

Content Models Advanced Validation

Add your regex pattern as well as a custom validation message, and you're good to go! That field will now only accept values that match your regex.