maxContains : Integer



The number of times that the contains keyword (if set) successfully validates against the instance must be less than or equal to the given integer.

Value This keyword must be set to a zero or positive integer
Kind Assertion
Applies To Array
Dialect 2020-12
Changed In None
Introduced In 2019-09
Vocabulary Validation
Official Tests draft2020-12/maxContains.json
Default None
Annotation None
Affected By None
Also See

The maxContains keyword is used in conjunction with the contains keyword to specify the maximum number of items in an array instance that must validate against the contains subschema.

  • If contains is not present within the same schema object, then this keyword has no effect.


Schema with the 'maxContains' and 'contains' keyword Schema
  "$schema": "",
  "type": "array",
  "contains": { "type": "string" },
  "maxContains": 2
Valid An array instance with 2 or less items successfully validating against the 'contains' subschema is valid Instance
[ "Car", "Bus", 1, 2 ]
Invalid An array instance with more than 2 items successfully validating against the 'contains' subschema is invalid Instance
[ "Car", "Bus", 1, 2, "Bike" ]
Schema with the 'maxContains' keyword Schema
  "$schema": "",
  "type": "array",
  "maxContains": 2
// If contains is not present, 'maxContains' has no effect on validation.
Valid An array instance with any items is valid Instance
[ "John", false, 29, { "foo": "bar" }, [ 5, 7 ] ]
Valid An empty array is also valid Instance