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

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Alma


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


Please navigate to: User Configuration Menu > Other Setings

The row for "email_regex", which control the validation of the emails structures, may currently have:


The email in question has a dot after a letter, and is not allowed by the regex.

Please test by changing to:



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

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Category: User Management - Alma

Subject: Fulfillment - Alma

  • Article last edited: 12-December-2016