Add custom shipping carrier validations
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This topic describes how to add shipping address validations for a custom shipping carrier to the Magento checkout. This is an essential part of the bigger task of adding a custom shipping method to your Magento store.
To add new shipping carrier validations to the Magento checkout, do the following:
- Create validation rules.
- Create validator.
- Register validator and rules in the validators pool.
- Add the the validators and rules to the checkout layout.
More details about each step follow.
During checkout, when a customer fills the shipping address form, shipping carrier validations trigger the shipping rates request. That is why adding shipping carrier validations for your custom shipping method is mandatory.
Create validation rules
Shipping carrier validation rules declare which fields of the shipping address are required for the corresponding shipping method to be available. The validation itself is performed by the validator.
During checkout, if the shipping address fields declared in the rules are filled, the further validation of fields’ values (for example, whether a carrier is available for the specified country) is carried on the server side.
For the sake of compatibility, upgradability, and easy maintenance, do not edit the default Magento code, add your customization in a separate module. For your checkout customization to be applied correctly, your custom module should depend on the
Magento_Checkout module. Do not use
Ui for your custom module name, because
%Vendor%_Ui notation, required when specifying paths, might cause issues.
<your_module_dir>/view/frontend/web/js/model directory, create a
.js file implementing the validation rules.
The script must implement the
For example, the FedEx shipping method requires only two fields of the shipping address to be filled: Country and Zip Code. This is how the validation rules for FedEx look:
Triggering the shipping rates request correlates directly with the fields you specify in the validation rules: the request is triggered once all these fields are populated and pass the validation.
Create the validator
.js script that checks if the fields defined by the validation rules are filled. The script must be located in the
A sample validator script follows:
You can use this sample for your validator, but you need to specify your validation rules script instead of
./shipping-rates-validation-rules in the list of used modules.
Register validator and rules in the validators pool
Your custom validator must be added to the pool of validators. To do this, in the
<your_module_dir>/view/frontend/web/js/view directory create a new
<your-validation>.js file with the following content (having replaced the
<your_validation_rules> with your values):
Add the validation to the checkout layout
The last step is specifying the script you created on the previous step in the checkout page layout.
In your custom module directory, create a new
In this file, add the following: