NAME

bson_validate() - Validates a BSON document by walking through the document and inspecting the fields for valid content.

SYNOPSIS

typedef enum
{
   BSON_VALIDATE_NONE            = 0,
   BSON_VALIDATE_UTF8            = (1 << 0),
   BSON_VALIDATE_DOLLAR_KEYS     = (1 << 1),
   BSON_VALIDATE_DOT_KEYS        = (1 << 2),
   BSON_VALIDATE_UTF8_ALLOW_NULL = (1 << 3),
} bson_validate_flags_t;

bool
bson_validate (const bson_t         *bson,
               bson_validate_flags_t flags,
               size_t               *offset);

PARAMETERS

bson
A bson_t \&.

flags
A bitwise-or of all desired bson_validate_flags_t \&.

offset
A location for the offset within bson where the error ocurred.

DESCRIPTION

Validates a BSON document by walking through the document and inspecting the fields for valid content.

You can modify how the validation occurs through the use of the flags parameter. A description of their effect is below.

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BSON_VALIDATE_UTF8 will request that all UTF-8 strings are checked to contain valid UTF-8 sequences. This is expensive and disabled by default.
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BSON_VALIDATE_UTF8_ALLOW_NULL will specify that UTF-8 strings are allowed to have embedded NULL bytes. Many UTF-8 implementations use a 2-byte squence for embedded NULLs so that they work with stanard libc functions. Libbson expects this by default.
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BSON_VALIDATE_DOLLAR_KEYS will request that all key names are checked to ensure they do not start with the ASCII dollar character ( $ ).
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BSON_VALIDATE_DOT_KEYS will request that all key names are checked to ensure they do not contain an ASCII dot ( . ) character.

RETURNS

Returns true if bson is valid; otherwise false and offset is set to the byte offset where the error was detected.

COLOPHON

This page is part of libbson. Please report any bugs at https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/CDRIVER.