How to validate an input field if value is not null in Laravel

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I am trying to create and update users with laravel 5.4

This is the validation added for create user. It works.

$this->validate($request, [
    'name' => 'required|max:255',
    'email' => 'required|email|max:255|unique:users',
    'password' => 'required|min:6|confirmed',
]);

On update the password field is not required. But validate the min:6 and confirmed rule if the password field is not null. Tried with sometimes.. but not working..

$this->validate($request, [
    'name' => 'required|max:255',
    'email' => 'required|email|max:255|unique:users,email,'.$id,
    'password' => 'sometimes|min:6|confirmed',
]);
Sep 25, 2020 in Laravel by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

try using nullable as a rule

'password' => 'nullable|min:6|confirmed',

Hope it helps!!

Thank you!!

answered Sep 25, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,740 points

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