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Building validated forms in Code Igniter using the form_validation library takes too long. To build a form with the form validator and form libraries you need to enter the same value in multiple places; 3 times in the view, the label, the fields error message, and the field itself, again in the controller, once more in the model, and finally you need to setup the database schema to accept these values. This is repetitive and dull.
Build a little application to automate the large majority of this process. You enter the field names, types, labels and validation rules and it generates all the code for a working validated form.
Forms tend to have some bespoke element (AJAX, sessions, custom callbacks etc). Often libraries and scripts tend to try and do the whole process and thus force you into a mold. FormIgniter simply writes 4 files; the MVC and the db schema and then gets out of the way.
FormIgniter will save you time, and frees you from the boring drudge work of form building.