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Conditionally adding rules to a validator in Laravel

Mohamed Said explains the not so well known sometimes validation rule in Laravel.

Laravel’s validation library is very powerful and easy to use, using a few keystrokes you can build a strong defence around your application, preventing invalid user input from corrupting the application flow and potentially introducing bugs.

In this post I’d like to highlight a trick related to conditionally adding validation rules.

http://themsaid.com/laravel-advanced-validation-conditionally-adding-rules-20170110/

To learn more read the relevant section in the Laravel docs.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.