Built-In Validator: some

Strickland provides a some validator. The some validator operates over an array of validators and it will exit as soon as it encounters a valid result. If any of the validators in the array are valid, then the overall result will be valid.


The first parameter to the some validator factory is the array of validators. Validator props can also be supplied either as an object or as a function that accepts context and returns a validator props object.

Result Properties

  • some: The array of validation results produced during validation

The some validator adds a some property to the validation result that provides the detailed validation results of every validator that was validated in the array of validators. The validation result property is named some to match the name of the validator (this is a common pattern in Strickland).


import validate, {
    some, required, minLength, maxLength
} from 'strickland';

const max5orMin10orValue7 = some([

const result = validate(max5orMin10orValue7, 12);

    result = {
        isValid: true,
        value: 12,
        max: 5,
        min: 10,
        some: [
                isValid: false,
                value: 12,
                max: 5
                isValid: true,
                value: 12,
                min: 10

There are a few notable characteristics of this result:

  1. The properties from each executed validator are added to the top-level result
    • The max validator added the max: 5 property to the result
    • The min validator added the min: 10 property to the result
  2. Property collisions are resolved using last-in-wins
  3. Once validation succeeds for a validator, no further validation is performed
    • The compare validator was not executed
    • The props from the compare validator are not included on the result
    • The some array in the result does not include an item for the compare validator
  4. The top-level isValid prop on the result reflects the overall validation result

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