I have a a kind of conditional field for a sign up form where the user can optionally sign up with a mobile number or an email address.

I'm trying out a custom form validate eg.

  function signup_validate($form, FormStateInterface $form_state) {
    $mobile = $form_state->getValue('field_mobile');
    $email = $form_state->getValue('field_email_address');

    if ($email[0]['value'] != '' || $mobile[0]['value'] != '') {

Now clearErrors(); obviously clears all errors for the form even if other fields are invalid, I want to know how to clear the error only for field_mobile or field_email_address


Instead of removing the error, you should make sure that only the needed validation errors are set in the first place.

For example, you could use '#states' in your form elements to set 'required' depending on the user input of the other field.


While I agree with the accepted answer, one way to accomplish your goal is to:

  1. Assign the form errors to a variable, such as $form_errors
  2. Clear all form errors from $form_state
  3. Remove the particular form error from $form_errors
  4. Loop through the remaining $form_errors, re-setting them to $form_state.

So to clear the field_mobile error you would use the following code:

// Temporarily store all form errors.
$form_errors = $form_state->getErrors();

// Clear the form errors.

// Remove the field_mobile form error.

// Now loop through and re-apply the remaining form error messages.
foreach ($form_errors as $name => $error_message) {
  $form_state->setErrorByName($name, $error_message);
  • For me this requirement it's needed on credit card fields required with no name attribute and for security reasons not received on my server, only a token from my payment provider. – ropic Oct 27 '18 at 1:01

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