ZF2-329: Cant set validator to ignore empty variables


When I POST an empty form field the validator return error and break the process.

This is one of the variation I tried:

    'name'       => 'based_on_activity_id',
    'required'   => false,
    'allow_empty'=> true,
    'validators' => array(
            'name' => 'Digits',
            'options' => array(
            'allowEmpty' => true,
            'required'   => false,
                'messages' => array(
                    'notDigits' => "based_on_activity_id accept only integers",


What is the error?

The default "Value is required and can't be empty"

Can you dump the array that is being passed to the input filter, please, so we can verify the value is not present?

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