Mastering Object Validation in Laravel


In the world of web development, data validation plays a crucial role in ensuring data integrity, security, and a smooth user experience. Laravel, a renowned PHP framework, empowers developers with robust tools for validating data, including the validation of objects. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the art of mastering object validation in Laravel and equip you with the knowledge to confidently handle complex data validation scenarios.

Object Validation in Laravel: An Overview

Object validation in Laravel is a fundamental aspect of web application development. It allows you to ensure that the data your application receives or manipulates meets specific criteria, guaranteeing that your system operates efficiently and securely.

Using the validate Method: A Versatile Approach

At the core of Laravel's data validation capabilities is the validate method. It's not just for arrays; you can use it to validate objects as well. We will explore the various ways in which this method can be harnessed to validate objects, making it a versatile tool for developers.

Defining Validation Rules: Tailored for Objects

The heart of object validation is defining rules that your objects should adhere to. Laravel provides an elegant and expressive syntax for declaring these rules, ensuring that your data meets your application's requirements.

Custom Validation Rules: Crafting Unique Validators

Sometimes, your validation needs go beyond the built-in rules. We'll guide you through creating custom validation rules, allowing you to handle specific data validation scenarios efficiently.

Conditional Validation: Fine-Tuning the Process

In real-world applications, data validation is rarely one-size-fits-all. We'll show you how to apply validation rules conditionally based on specific criteria, granting you greater flexibility in your validation processes.

Working with Form Requests: Clean and Organized

Using form requests in Laravel encapsulates your validation logic, keeping your controllers clean and well-organized. We'll explain how to harness this feature effectively.

Handling Errors and Responses: User-Friendly Feedback

Dealing with validation errors is an essential part of the process. We'll cover how to gracefully handle errors and craft informative responses, ensuring a positive user experience.

Validation Using Request Objects: Organized Validation Logic

Request objects simplify the validation process by encapsulating validation logic. This approach keeps your codebase organized, readable, and maintainable.

Complex Object Validation: Tackling Nested Data

Modern applications often deal with complex data structures. We'll address the validation of intricate objects, including nested objects and arrays.

Validation in API Endpoints: Securing Your APIs

APIs are the backbone of many applications. We'll discuss how to apply object validation to your API endpoints, ensuring the data passed to your APIs is validated accurately.

Unit Testing Validation: Ensuring Accuracy

Object validation is crucial. We'll guide you through writing unit tests for your validation logic to ensure that your rules work as expected.

Best Practices: Elevating Your Validation Game

To round off this guide, we'll present a set of best practices for object validation. We'll discuss error messages, rule organization, and code maintainability.

Step:1 install laravel using below command 

composer create-project laravel/laravel mtitsolution-laravel-array-object-validation

Step:2 Configure database setup using .env file in root folder


Note:- make sure - you are using your database name and username password of your PHP MySQL

Step:3 Create table, model, controller and migration using single below one command

php artisan make:model Customer -mc

Step:4 Now check one migration file generated in the database/migrations modify like below code


use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreateCustomersTable extends Migration
* Run the migrations.
* @return void
public function up()
Schema::create('customers', function (Blueprint $table) {

* Reverse the migrations.
* @return void
public function down()

Step:5 Now check one another App/Models that folder generate model Customer.php file using step-3 command and modify that also


namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Customer extends Model
use HasFactory;

protected $fillable = ['name', 'email', 'created_at', 'updated_at'];
fillable use for which column or you can say which fields of the form you wanna make required before entering data into the database.

Step:6 Now check one another App/Http/Controllers that folder generate model CustomerController.php file using step-3 command and modify that also


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\Customer;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Session;

class CustomerController extends Controller
public function index()
return view('customers.list');

public function store(Request $request)
$rules = [
"customers.*.email" => ["required", "email", "unique:users"],
"customers.*.name" => ["required", "min:6"],

$message = [
"customers.*.email.required" => "The Email field is required.",
"customers.*.email.unique" => "The Email field must be unique.",
"customers.*.name.required" => "The Name field is required.",
"customers.*.name.min" => "The Name field required minimum 6 character.",

$validated = $request->validate($rules, $message);

$data = [];
foreach ($validated['customers'] as $key => $value) {
$data[$key]['email'] = $value['email'];
$data[$key]['name'] = $value['name'];
$data[$key]['created_at'] = now();


return back()->with('success', 'User created successfully.');

Step:7 Create route (router/web.php)


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\CustomerController;

| Web Routes
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!

Route::resource('customers', CustomerController::class);

Step:8 Create Blade file into resources/views/customers/create.blade.php

<div class="container py-5 my-5 m-auto justify-center">
<h1 class="text-center">MTITsolution - Laravel Array Validation</h1>
<div class="row border border-1 p-5">
<div class="col">
<div class="alert alert-success">
{{ Session::get('success') }}
<form class="row g-3" method="post" action="{{route('')}}">
@for($i = 0;$i < 5;$i++)
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-6">
<label for="inputEmail{{$i}}" class="form-label">Email</label>
<input name="customers[{{$i}}][email]" type="text" class="form-control"
<p class="text-danger">
@if ($errors->has('customers.'.$i.'.email'))
{{ $errors->first('customers.'.$i.'.email') }}
<div class="col-md-6">
<label for="inputName{{$i}}" class="form-label">Name</label>
<input name="customers[{{$i}}][name]" type="text" class="form-control"
<p class="text-danger">
@if ($errors->has('customers.'.$i.'.name'))
{{ $errors->first('customers.'.$i.'.name') }}
<div class="col-12">
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>

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