An Account has_many Websites which in turn has_many WebsiteDomains Now I can of course do this: @domains = Account.find(1).websites.find(1).website_domains.find(:all) To get all the domains for Account with id 1 and Website with id 1. I would like to do something like this though: @domains = Account.find(1).websites.find(:all).website_domains.find(:all) IE, get ALL domains for all websites in Account 1 The code above doesn't work because of the multiple find(:all) I could do it using :joins and :conditions I guess but then I lose other useful stuff like attributes matching column names in the database. Any ideas?
on 2006-01-17 17:31
on 2006-01-17 17:46
@domains = Domain.find(:all, :conditions => ["websites.id = ? AND websites.account_id = ?", website_id, acount_id], :include => "website") Should do it. May need to be tweaked a little. -Nick
on 2006-01-17 18:13
Oops, I forgot that I actually had one more relation that has to go in there. Watcher belongs_to WebsiteDomain. So what I really would like to do is something like this: @watcher = Watcher.find(:all, :conditions => [websites.account_id = ?", acount_id], :include => ["website_domain", "website"]) This does not work however and I just found this on the RoR API site: "Itâ??s currently not possible to use eager loading on multiple associations from the same table." Is that why I can not do this? If so, any work-arounds for it?
on 2006-01-17 20:31
I guess it comes down to what you are looking for in the final results. Whats the end goal? A list of domains per watcher? per website? per account? Need some more info to be able to refine it a bit more. -Nick
on 2006-01-17 20:38
The goal is to get all Watchers for one Account. So my main problem is that since I have so many relations (Account --> Websites --> WebsiteDomains --> Watchers) in between those two I'm not sure how to code it in any elegant way. Thanks for your help, really appreciate it!
on 2006-01-17 21:44
On 1/17/06, Per Dj <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > "It's currently not possible to use eager loading on multiple > associations from the same table." > > Is that why I can not do this? Because Rails wasn't designed with it in mind (it doesn't alias tables in the SQL), and patches to implement it have been rejected (see http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/1562). > If so, any work-arounds for it? There's the Allow Multiple Associations Same Table plugin: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/Allow+Mult..., which is a conversion of the latest patch in the ticket mentioned above.
on 2006-01-17 23:49
That's a surprise :O Thanks for the info. So if I want to avoid plugins and engines etc then my only choice is to raw sql with find_by_sql ?
on 2006-01-18 04:52
Looks to be the easiest way yes, but its not to painful is it? Watcher.find_by_sql(["SELECT w.* FROM watchers w LEFT JOIN website_domains ON website_domains.id = w.website_domain_id LEFT JOIN websites ON websites.id = website_domains.website_id WHERE websites.account_id = ?", account_id]) Should do it if I got the table/column names right...
on 2006-01-18 08:43
> Looks to be the easiest way yes, but its not to painful is it? No, not too painful :) Thanks for your help!