The minLength validator checks that a string value has a length at least the minimum length provided.

If the value being validated is null or an empty string, then the result will be valid. This respects the rule of thumb described in the notes for the required validator.

Named Props

  • minLength: The minimum length compared against


The minLength validator supports three parameter signatures:

  1. minLength(value) where the value is used as the minLength named prop

  2. minLength(propsObject) where the props object contains a minLength named prop

  3. minLength(propsFunction) where the props function returns a props object with a minLength named prop


import validate, {minLength} from 'strickland';

// As a value parameter
const minLengthOf3 = minLength(3);

// As a named prop
const minLengthOf2 = minLength({
    minLength: 2,
    message: 'Must have a length of at least 2'

// As a function that resolves to have the named prop
const minLengthValidator = minLength((context) => ({
    minLength: context.minLength,
    message: `Must have a length of at least ${context.minLength}`

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