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Set validation rules for a property

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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To help maintain consistent and accurate data in your HubSpot account, you can set rules for custom text and number properties. When validation rules are set for a property, users must meet the property's requirements in order to save a value.

For example, you could create an Order Number text property where values can only contain numeric characters, or create a Payment amount number property where values can only contain up to two decimal places.

Please note: validation rules are not currently enforced when setting property values via form submissions or workflows.

Users must have Edit property settings permissions to set validation rules for a property.

  • In your HubSpot account, click the settings settings icon in the top navigation bar.
  • In the left sidebar menu, navigate to Properties.

  • Click the Select an object dropdown menu, then select [Object] properties to create or edit a property for that object.

  • To add validation rules to an existing custom text or number property, click the property's name, then click the Rules tab in the right panel.
  • To create a new property with validation rules, in the upper right, click Create property.
  • Select checkboxes to turn on validation rules for property values. The options available depend on the property's field type:


    • Single-line text or Multi-line text: set a minimum character limit, set a maximum character limit, restrict values to only numeric characters, or disallow special characters ($, %, etc.).
    • Date picker: set the dates allowed for this property based on your account’s timezone.


    • Number: set a number range or set a number of decimal places.
  • Once you're done, click Create or Save at the bottom of the panel.

Learn more about creating and editing properties in HubSpot.

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