Find_by_sql with associations?


I’m trying to speed up a query that I have running in Rails. It
already uses find_by_sql for performance reasons:

@projects = Project.find_by_sql [“SELECT projects.* FROM projects,
users WHERE IN (SELECT FROM projects,
timesheetentries WHERE timesheetentries.startTime>? AND
timesheetentries.startTime<? AND =
timesheetentries.project_id) AND projects.user_id =”,
@start_date, @end_date]

… and now I’m trying to speed it up even more.

The contents of @projects are printed out in a table, where there is a
lookup to So what I’d ideally like is the client
data to be loaded using an association, but to make that work with my

I tried replacing my SQL above with:

SELECT projects., clients. FROM projects, clients WHERE
IN (SELECT FROM projects, timesheetentries WHERE = timesheetentries.project_id) AND projects.client_id =

but it went kind of haywire. I think this is because Rails got
confused about and and assigned the
to the id in @projects (I think, maybe… anyway, it didn’t work :slight_smile:

From another part of my app I’ve discovered that when using :include
with find Rails generates SQL like:

SELECT projects.is_chargeable AS t0_r6, AS t1_r0, AS t1_r1, AS t0_r0, clients.address AS t1_r2,
projects.title AS t0_r1, projects.job_number AS t0_r2, projects.budget
AS t0_r3, projects.client_id AS t0_r4, projects.user_id AS t0_r5 FROM
projects LEFT OUTER JOIN clients ON = projects.client_id

So I don’t know if I need to emulate that some how or do some other

Help would be appreciated!

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Why not use
SELECT projects.*,…
This will stop the id:s from mixing.

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