Sitecore CMS 6.4: Suppress Validation Rules

This post describes how you can suppress global item validation rules for individual items using version 6.4 of the Sitecore ASP.NET web CMS.

The Client Configuration Cookbook provides information validating data with Sitecore. Sitecore 6.4 introduces the ability to suppress specific validation rules for individual items. With 6.4, you can disable global item validation rules for individual items.

In the Content Editor, entries in the validation bar (to the right of the editing pane) indicate item validation violations. If you right-click on an entry, Sitecore presents available validation actions to resolve the violation. Sitecore 6.4 adds a default item validation action to suppress the validator for the item. If you click that action, Sitecore adds the validator to the __Suppressed Validation Rules field defined in the standard template. The validation bar does not process the validators specified in this field.

In the 6.4 technical preview, the __Suppressed Validation Rules field uses the obsolete "memo" field type. I expect that before release, Sitecore will change the field type to something more appropriate, such as Treelist.