joomla-platform / libraries / joomla / form / rules / username.php

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 * @package     Joomla.Platform
 * @subpackage  Form
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2011 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE

defined('JPATH_PLATFORM') or die;


 * Form Rule class for the Joomla Framework.
 * @package		Joomla.Platform
 * @subpackage	Form
 * @since		11.1
class JFormRuleUsername extends JFormRule
	 * Method to test the username for uniqueness.
	 * @param	object	$element	The JXMLElement object representing the <field /> tag for the
	 * 								form field object.
	 * @param	mixed	$value		The form field value to validate.
	 * @param	string	$group		The field name group control value. This acts as as an array
	 * 								container for the field. For example if the field has name="foo"
	 * 								and the group value is set to "bar" then the full field name
	 * 								would end up being "bar[foo]".
	 * @param	object	$input		An optional JRegistry object with the entire data set to validate
	 * 								against the entire form.
	 * @param	object	$form		The form object for which the field is being tested.
	 * @return	boolean	True if the value is valid, false otherwise.
	 * @since	11.1
	 * @throws	JException on invalid rule.
	public function test(& $element, $value, $group = null, & $input = null, & $form = null)
		// Get the database object and a new query object.
		$db		= JFactory::getDBO();
		$query	= $db->getQuery(true);

		// Build the query.
		$query->where('username = '.$db->quote($value));

		// Get the extra field check attribute.
		$userId = ($form instanceof JForm) ? $form->getValue('id') : '';
		$query->where($db->nameQuote('id').' <> '.(int) $userId);

		// Set and query the database.
		$duplicate = (bool) $db->loadResult();

		// Check for a database error.
		if ($db->getErrorNum()) {
			JError::raiseWarning(500, $db->getErrorMsg());

		if ($duplicate) {
			return false;

		return true;
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