Validating hydrator with raw data validation support

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Yii Validating Hydrator

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The package provides a hydrator that also does validation, including raw data. It's useful when input data comes from a user, and you need to validate it and then put it into DTOs.


  • PHP 8.0 or higher.


The package could be installed with Composer:

composer require yiisoft/hydrator-validator

General usage

Validating hydrator is a hydrator decorator that allows to validate raw data before passing it to the decorated hydrator and to validate object after creating or populating it.

To use it, the object being validated must implement ValidatedInputInterface. You can use ValidatedInputTrait to easily create such object. The validation rules for raw values of the object are defined with Validate PHP attribute.

Example of object:

use Yiisoft\Hydrator\Validator\Attribute\Validate;
use Yiisoft\Hydrator\Validator\ValidatedInputInterface;
use Yiisoft\Hydrator\Validator\ValidatedInputTrait;
use Yiisoft\Validator\Rule\Email;
use Yiisoft\Validator\Rule\Required;

final class InputDto implements ValidatedInputInterface 
    use ValidatedInputTrait;
    private string $email;
    #[Validate(new Required())]
    private string $name;

Validation result could be obtained via getValidationResult() method.

Validating hydrator usage example:

use Yiisoft\Hydrator\HydratorInterface;
use Yiisoft\Hydrator\Validator\ValidatingHydrator;

public function actionEdit(RequestInterface $request, ValidatingHydrator $hydrator): ResponseInterface
    $data = $request->getParsedBody();    
    $inputDto = $hydrator->create(InputDto::class, $data);
    if (!$inputDto->getValidationResult()->isValid()) {
        // Validation didn't pass :(
    // Everything is fine. You can use $inputDto now.    


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The Yii Validating Hydrator is free software. It is released under the terms of the BSD License. Please see LICENSE for more information.

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