How to Create and Use Validator Using Regular expressions

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There are Multiple Ways to Create a Validator But here we use Regular Expression or JavaScript Regular Expression or RegExp for Creation Validators. In this article, we will see the most Frequently Used Expression

Step 1 : Create a New Class for Validator like below or Validator

See First Example 10 Digit Mobile Number Validation


namespace common\validators;

use yii\validators\Validator;

class MobileValidator extends Validator {

    public function validateAttribute($model, $attribute) {
        if (isset($model->$attribute) and $model->$attribute != '') {
             if (!preg_match('/^[123456789]\d{9}$/', $model->$attribute)) {
                $this->addError($model, $attribute, 'In Valid Mobile / Phone number');


Here We can Writee Diffrent Diffrent Regular Expression as Per Requirement `php preg_match('/^[123456789]\d{9}$/', $model->$attribute) `

Step 2: How tO Use Validator

I Hope Everyone Know How to use a validator but here is a example how to use it.

Add a New Rule in your Model Class Like this `php [['mobile'],\common\validators\MobileValidator::class], [['mobile'], 'string', 'max' => 10],

So It's Very Simple to use a Custom Validator.

As I Told you Earlier that i show you some more Example for Using Regular Expression  Validator Just Replace these string in preg_match.

1. Aadhar Number Validator
preg_match('/^[2-9]{1}[0-9]{3}[0-9]{4}[0-9]{4}$/', $model->$attribute)
  1. Bank Account Number Validator `php preg_match("/^[0-9]{9,18}+$/", $model->$attribute) `

  2. Bank IFSC Code Validator `php preg_match("/^[A-Z]{4}0[A-Z0-9]{6}$/", $model->$attribute) `

  3. Pan Card Number Validator `php preg_match('/^([a-zA-Z]){5}([0-9]){4}([a-zA-Z]){1}?$/', $model->$attribute) `

  4. Pin Code Validator `php preg_match('/^[0-9]{6}+$/', $model->$attribute) `

  5. GSTIN Validator `php preg_match("/^([0][1-9]|[1-2][0-9]|[3][0-5])([a-zA-Z]{5}[0-9]{4}[a-zA-Z]{1}[1-9a-zA-Z]{1}[zZ]{1}[0-9a-zA-Z]{1})+$/", $model->$attribute) `

This is Other Type of Custom Validator

  1. 500 Word Validator for a String

namespace common\validators;

use yii\validators\Validator;

 * Class Word500Validator
 * @author Aayush Saini <>
class Word500Validator extends Validator

    public function validateAttribute($model, $attribute)
        if ($model->$attribute != '') {
            if (str_word_count($model->$attribute) > 500) {
                $this->addError($model, $attribute, $model->getAttributeLabel($attribute) . ' length can not exceeded 500 words.');
                \Yii::$app->response->format = \yii\web\Response::FORMAT_JSON;
                return $model->errors;

Now I assume that after reading this article you can create any type of validator as per your Requirement.

:) Thanks for Reading