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"Field Email Address must have a valid form" when updating a user


  • Product: Alma


Adding an email to a patron with extension (e.g. full stop or period with "" or ""), gives error message: "Field Email Address must have a valid form". 


Change the validation rules in: Configuration > User Management > General > Other Settings > email_regex.

This parameter controls what is a valid email format.

Out of the box the parameter may have: 

An easier validation rule is: 

The expression should have no trailing or leading spaces. These will cause the regex to not work.

Additional Information

Can be verified in:

Click here for documentation on Configuring Other Settings (User Management).


  • Article last edited: 06-FEB-2019.