module Sequel::Plugins::AutoValidations

  1. lib/sequel/plugins/auto_validations.rb

The auto_validations plugin automatically sets up the following types of validations for your model columns:

  1. type validations for all columns

  2. not_null validations on NOT NULL columns (optionally, presence validations)

  3. unique validations on columns or sets of columns with unique indexes

  4. max length validations on string columns

To determine the columns to use for the type/not_null/max_length validations, the plugin looks at the database schema for the model's table. To determine the unique validations, Sequel looks at the indexes on the table. In order for this plugin to be fully functional, the underlying database adapter needs to support both schema and index parsing.

This plugin uses the validation_helpers plugin underneath to implement the validations. It does not allow for any per-column validation message customization, but you can alter the messages for the given type of validation on a per-model basis (see the validation_helpers documentation).

You can skip certain types of validations from being automatically added via:


If you want to skip all auto validations (only useful if loading the plugin in a superclass):


By default, the plugin uses a not_null validation for NOT NULL columns, but that can be changed to a presence validation using an option:

Model.plugin :auto_validations, :not_null=>:presence

This is useful if you want to enforce that NOT NULL string columns do not allow empty values.

You can also supply hashes to pass options through to the underlying validators:

Model.plugin :auto_validations, unique_opts: {only_if_modified: true}

This works for unique_opts, max_length_opts, schema_types_opts, explicit_not_null_opts, and not_null_opts.


# Make all model subclass use auto validations (called before loading subclasses)
Sequel::Model.plugin :auto_validations

# Make the Album class use auto validations
Album.plugin :auto_validations


Public Class

  1. apply
  2. configure


EXPLICIT_NOT_NULL_OPTIONS = {:from=>:values, :allow_missing=>true}.freeze  
MAX_LENGTH_OPTIONS = {:from=>:values, :allow_nil=>true}.freeze  
NOT_NULL_OPTIONS = {:from=>:values}.freeze  

Public Class methods

apply (model, opts=OPTS)
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# File lib/sequel/plugins/auto_validations.rb, line 61
def self.apply(model, opts=OPTS)
  model.instance_eval do
    plugin :validation_helpers
    @auto_validate_presence = false
    @auto_validate_not_null_columns = []
    @auto_validate_explicit_not_null_columns = []
    @auto_validate_max_length_columns = []
    @auto_validate_unique_columns = []
    @auto_validate_types = true

    @auto_validate_options = {
configure (model, opts=OPTS)

Setup auto validations for the model if it has a dataset.

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# File lib/sequel/plugins/auto_validations.rb, line 82
def self.configure(model, opts=OPTS)
  model.instance_eval do
    setup_auto_validations if @dataset
    if opts[:not_null] == :presence
      @auto_validate_presence = true

    h = @auto_validate_options.dup
    [:not_null, :explicit_not_null, :max_length, :schema_types, :unique].each do |type|
      if type_opts = opts[:"#{type}_opts"]
        h[type] = h[type].merge(type_opts).freeze
    @auto_validate_options = h.freeze