Value Length (Min) fails to validate when field is empty?

19 Feb '14, 12:52 PM
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I've made a field with Value Length validation rule and set it to be 6 characters minimum but the field is not mandatory so when i leave it empty the validation fails ("the entered value length must be at least 6 characters"). I think this is incorrect behavior of this validation rule, it must pass the validation if the value is empty. So how do i make non-mandatory field with minimum length of 6 letters?

And with correct behavior if user wants it to be not empty and to have 6 letters minimum he would add a Mandatory validation rule along with Value Length.

PS: the workaround is to use such Regular Expression validation ^(?:.{6,}|)$ (where 6 is desired minimum length).

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Perfect solution

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Yes, regular expresion work fine in this situation

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Thanks 8) But i still think that the behavior of Value Length validation rule is incorrect in this case. It must not do nothing (ignore) with empty fields.

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