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Moodle JavaScript Cookbook by Alastair Hole

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Adding a field with a minimum length

In this recipe, we will apply a validation constraint which forces the user to enter text of a minimum number of characters. This could be used for cases where a certain number of characters are expected, for example, in a postal code or a telephone number.

Getting ready

Please refer to the first recipe in this chapter for details on how to prepare a QuickForm web form which is the basis of this recipe.

How to do it...

Add the following code to our form definition in validation_form.php just after the field definition:

$mform->addElement('text', 'mytext3', 'Min length 5');
$mform->addRule('mytext3', 'Min length 5', 'minlength', 5, 'client');

Now we can try out this new rule in the web browser. When we enter a ...

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