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Java Spring with Hibernate User Messages in Spring Capturing Form Validation Errors

Alper Yuce
Alper Yuce
12,948 Points

@Valid, doesn't work with Maven

Below, I added the model and controller java classes. Once I run, I don't receive any error. If I submit the button, it saves the empty datas. It doesn't catch the errors.

package com.test.websitesi.model;

import java.util.List;

import javax.persistence.Entity; import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue; import javax.persistence.GenerationType; import javax.persistence.Id; import javax.persistence.Lob; import javax.persistence.OneToMany; import javax.validation.constraints.NotNull;

import org.hibernate.validator.constraints.NotBlank;

@Entity public class FoodMenu {

@GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.IDENTITY)
private int foodId;

private String name;

private String czDescr;
private String enDescr;
private String trDescr;

private int price;
private boolean isMenuOfToday;

private byte[] bytes;
private String photoDescr;

private List<ItemOrder> order;

public int getFoodId() {
    return foodId;
public void setFoodId(int foodId) {
    this.foodId = foodId;

public byte[] getBytes() {
    return bytes;
public void setBytes(byte[] bytes) {
    this.bytes = bytes;
public String getPhotoDescr() {
    return photoDescr;
public void setPhotoDescr(String photoDescr) {
    this.photoDescr = photoDescr;
public int getId() {
    return foodId;
public String getName() {
    return name;
public void setName(String name) {
    this.name = name;
public String getCzDescr() {
    return czDescr;
public void setCzDescr(String czDescr) {
    this.czDescr = czDescr;
public String getEnDescr() {
    return enDescr;
public void setEnDescr(String enDescr) {
    this.enDescr = enDescr;
public String getTrDescr() {
    return trDescr;
public void setTrDescr(String trDescr) {
    this.trDescr = trDescr;
public int getPrice() {
    return price;
public void setPrice(int price) {
    this.price = price;
public boolean isMenuOfToday() {
    return isMenuOfToday;
public void setMenuOfToday(boolean isMenuOfToday) {
    this.isMenuOfToday = isMenuOfToday;


package com.anatoliakebap.websitesi.controller;

import java.util.List;

import javax.validation.Valid;

import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired; import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller; import org.springframework.ui.Model; import org.springframework.validation.BindingResult; import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping; import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;

import com.test.websitesi.model.FoodMenu; import com.test.websitesi.service.FoodMenuService;

@Controller public class FoodMenuController {

private FoodMenuService foodMenuService;

// Form for adding a new menu
public String formNewMenu (Model model){    
    model.addAttribute("foodMenu", new FoodMenu());
    return "/addmenuform";

//save menu and retunr listmenu
@RequestMapping(value = "/addmenuform", method=RequestMethod.POST)
public String formNewMenu (@Valid FoodMenu foodMenu, BindingResult result){

        return "redirect:/addmenuform";

    return "redirect:/listmenu";

public String listAllMenu (Model model){

    List<FoodMenu> foodMenues = foodMenuService.findAll() ;

    model.addAttribute("foodMenues", foodMenues);

    return "/listmenu";


Here are the pom dependencies

<dependencies> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.springframework.boot/spring-boot-starter-thymeleaf --> <dependency> <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId> <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-thymeleaf</artifactId> <version>1.5.0.RELEASE</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.hashids/hashids --> <dependency> <groupId>org.hashids</groupId> <artifactId>hashids</artifactId> <version>1.0.1</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.springframework/spring-orm --> <dependency> <groupId>org.springframework</groupId> <artifactId>spring-orm</artifactId> <version>4.3.6.RELEASE</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.hibernate/hibernate-core --> <dependency> <groupId>org.hibernate</groupId> <artifactId>hibernate-core</artifactId> <version>5.2.6.Final</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.apache.tomcat/tomcat-dbcp --> <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.tomcat</groupId> <artifactId>tomcat-dbcp</artifactId> <version>8.5.8</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.h2database/h2 --> <dependency> <groupId>com.h2database</groupId> <artifactId>h2</artifactId> <version>1.4.193</version> </dependency> <!-- https://mvnrepository.com/artifact/org.hibernate/hibernate-validator --> <dependency> <groupId>org.hibernate</groupId> <artifactId>hibernate-validator</artifactId> <version>5.4.0.Final</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>junit</groupId> <artifactId>junit</artifactId> <version>3.8.1</version> <scope>test</scope> </dependency> </dependencies>

2 Answers

Jan Bičan
Jan Bičan
19,777 Points

I had the same problem.

After I added this dependency, it worked:

Maira Kotsovoulou
Maira Kotsovoulou
2,146 Points

And with Gradle I had to add: compile group: 'org.hibernate', name: 'hibernate-validator', version: '6.1.2.Final' in my dependencies for the @Valid to work