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Simple field validation

It would be great to be able to specify simple validation for fields.  Ranges for numbers, regexp for text (for example).  This would help enforce naming conventions that our workflows depend on.

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    Eleroy

    +10, too easy to have typos in important fields

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    Tobias Pfeiffer

    +1 for a regex solution that ideally could be defined in the Site Prefs per (arbitrary text) field

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    miker

    The lack of this feature has just caused yet another problem that took valuable time to track down and fix.

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    Jack James

    Hi everyone, we know this is very important to you all, but just to repeat what was said on this topic at the previous advisory board, whenever we've done a thorough investigation of what it would take to support something like this it seems that it would need a huge investment on our part, which would put other development we have planned at risk. We've also heard from different clients that they have different requirements or expectations of how this should work, and there are security and performance concerns we would need to mitigate as well. Sorry that's not the answer everyone is hoping for right now, but we are highly aware of the need and continue to look into ways to solve the problem.

    Although we are not investing in field validation right now, we would like to draw your attention to a feature we rolled out in Shotgun 8.2- “New entity forms can now be configured to include hint text to users during data entry". This won’t actually perform any input validation, but it will at least let your teams know what the expected inputs are when they enter data via the new entity forms. It might not solve all of the same problems, or prevent all of the issues you have, but if you take advantage of this feature and you have any feedback, please get in touch!

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