Search scoping in acts_as_ferret

Hello,
I am exploring acts_as_ferret, and the first question that pops to mind
is scoping, i.e. how to restrict searches in various ways.

For example, I have a Post model with title, content, and user_id as
attributes, and I want users to be able to search through their own
posts only.

Normally, of course, I would do
Post.find(:all, :conditions=>[“user_id=?”, current_user],
:joins=>“somejoins”)

What about ferret-ized models?
Is there a clean way to impose such restrictions to the ferret search
itself, or should one search the entire model first, and then use the
returned ids to run a regular query with a “in” clause?

Apologies if the answer to this is trivial, I cannot seem to google the
relevant info.

Cheers,
Giuseppe

Just add something like this to your query string:

“user_id:10”

I typically use a drop-down on the view to let the user choose limiting
values like this, then I concatenate the field values in the query
string
before calling find_by_contents or whatever.

You can find out a lot more about other query related options in the
Lucene
documentation too:
http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/queryparsersyntax.html

Thanks,

Doug

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs