Need jquery Validation help to make it wirth with jquery UI submission

Posted on 2012-12-30
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
Hi Experts I need your help in fixing up my jquery UI form submission validation to work with jquery Validation Plugin. Currently the Jquery UI code i am using for submission is the below:

submitUsers = function() {
    $('#tabs_users>#ui-tabs-2').on('click', '.submitusers', function() {
        var dataString = $("form").serialize();
            type: "POST",
            url: "save.cfm?mode=useraction" + '&submission=' + Math.random(),
            cache: false,
            data: dataString,
            success: function(result) {
                var i = result;
                $('#tabs_users>#ui-tabs-2').off('click', '.submitusers');
                if ($.trim(i) == 'Warning! Country with Same Name already Exists' || $.trim(i) == 'Warning! Code for the Entered Country Exists for another Country' || $.trim(i) == 'Warning! Code and Country already Exists') {
                    setTimeout(function() {
                    }, 3000);
                } else if ($.trim(i) == 'Cool! Processed Successfully') {
                    setTimeout(function() {
                    }, 3000);
                } else {
                    setTimeout(function() {
                    }, 3000);

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I want to make the validation to work with this, How can i add validation plugin to this.

My form has following fields

<form id="adduser" name="adduser">
        <input type="text" id="username" class="input-block-level-inputfields" name="username" placeholder="Username">
        <input type="password" id="password" name="password" class="input-block-level-inputfields" placeholder="Password Please" />
        <label>Full Name</label>
        <input type="tel" name="fullname" id="fullname" class="input-block-level" placeholder="Your Complete Full Name" />
        <label>Password Hint</label>
        <input type="text" name="passwordhint" id="passwordhint" class="input-block-level-inputfields" placeholder="Provide Password Hint (optional)" />
        <label>Security Question</label>
        <input type="text" class="input-block-level" placeholder="Security Question" id="question" name="question" />
        <input type="text" class="input-block-level" placeholder="Security Answer to the above Question" id="answer" name="answer" />
        <label>Email Address</label>
        <input type="text" name="email" id="email" placeholder="Email Address" class="input-block-level" />
        <select name="rolesection" id="rolesection" class="input-block-level-inputfields">
        	<option value="1">Admin</option>
            <option value="2">Staff</option>
            <option value="3">User</option>
        <select name="confirmed" id="confirmed" class="input-block-level-inputfields">
        	<option value="1">Confirmed</option>
            <option value="2">Blocked</option>
        <br />
        <input type="button" class="btn submitusers" name="sbtuser" id="sbtuser" value="Submit" onclick="javascript:submitUsers();">

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Expert Comment

ID: 38730697

What have you tried so far?

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Author Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38730706
honestly few tricks but none worked so far and kept deleting after every failed try
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Expert Comment

ID: 38730728
Using, you need to include the plugin
Attached the validation to the page:


add a class to the form fields, so for email address:

<input type="text" class="required email" name="email" id="email" placeholder="Email Address" class="input-block-level" />

and that will validate this field, you will just need to disable the button then until the form is valid
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Author Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38730741
Thanks, I was trying with this plugin, But my question is:

1. where i add this, when i am doing the on click event of the function or before

2. how can i stop its processing unless all errors has been cleared.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38730750
add it before,
on keyup call $("#adduser").valid() this will return T/F and then based on this enable/disable the submit button
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Author Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38730905
i want to have validation on submit of the Page, not on keyup. anyways, i am still looking for solution. Thanks anyways, when i do it, i will post the answer here
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Expert Comment

ID: 38730914
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Accepted Solution

mcnute earned 500 total points
ID: 38732314
I wouldn't wrap that click function again in a function so take it simply out of your submitUsers function and let jquery handle the click event.

The plugin that darren-w- suggested is really cool and simple it is just your validation handling that is to be refined. What you want is to send the ajax request only on positive validation. This is automatically done by the plugin. No need to programme that it will abort the submission of the form automatically for you.

I've played around with it in jsfiddle and created this example. It is working for me and validating.

Ajax request testing
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Author Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38739861
Thanks, But it is going in both the commands, if and the lese too
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Expert Comment

ID: 38739933
You're doing a validation in your ajax with code that's coming from the server side. So it is not possible to validate data which is processed by the server without submitting the form.

What you can do is to populate the form with the primary submitted values stored in your i variable and sent that back to the form when thir first if clause and or the else is true.


What would make more sense is to submit that form to the same page the form is on (without ajax involved) and on the server side redirect to a success page if data was alright, or just stay on the original form page and 'paste' original input values in the form, so the user doesn't have to input it again and display error messages accordingly.

Hope I got the point for you.

Good Luck anyways!

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