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Custom ORDER BY with Criteria

Hello everyone,

i accidently found a neat feature of MYSQL on the web, which isn't even documented in the official MySQL 5.x manual (original blog entry to be found at">original Blog Posting)

Basicly i needed a way to create some custom order for my records, so i started to build a raw SQL query. Then i ran into troubles when i tried to get this working with a pager.. all in all, i tried it to solve it with Criteria.

I created a new class, myCriteria which inherits from the original Criteria class.

 * Add order by column name with a custom Order for a given Field
 * @param unknown_type $propertyBracket
 * @return unknown
public function addCustomOrderByColum($propertyField, $propertyList) {
    $this->orderByColumns[] = 'FIELD('.$propertyField.', ' . $propertyList .' )';
    return $this;

An example could look like:

$c->addCustomOrderByColum(CustomPeer::TYPE, " 'Sold', 'Pending', 'Announced' ");

This way you can create ORDER BY Statements which are not bound to common ASC/DESC rules.

by Christian Weyand on 2007-12-12, tagged criteria  custom  mysql 

Simulating a BETWEEN construct

This was asked on the forum, so I thought I would place it here too.


Suppose you have a model that resembles the following:

    start_date: {type: date}
    end_date: {type: date}

And you want to know the following: are there any records where either $date1 or $date2 is between start_date and end_date?

Consider that $date2 could be some fixed $offset from $date1, so that the question becomes: are there any records which partially cover the $offset period following $date1?

Using Criterion Objects

Since the BETWEEN construct is unavailable through Propel (at least not as an object or constant), we have to use the knowledge that:

  a >= x
  a <= y
  x <= a <= y

Which gives us:

$c = new Criteria();
$date1 = '2007-08-20';
$date2 = '2008-08-20';
// test against date1
$date1Criterion = $c->getNewCriterion(RangePeer::START_DATE, $date1, Criteria::LESS_EQUAL);
// test against date2
$date2Criterion = $c->getNewCriterion(RangePeer::START_DATE, $date2, Criteria::LESS_EQUAL);
// conjunction
$date1Criterion->addAnd($c->getNewCriterion(RangePeer::END_DATE, $date1, Criteria::GREATER_EQUAL));
$date2Criterion->addAnd($c->getNewCriterion(RangePeer::END_DATE, $date2, Criteria::GREATER_EQUAL));
// disjunction

Using Criteria::CUSTOM

Or if you absolutely must have your BETWEEN, try this:

$c = new Criteria();
$date1 = '2007-08-20';
$date2 = '2008-08-20';
$c->add(RangePeer::START_DATE, "'{$date1}' between ".RangePeer::START_DATE." and ".RangePeer::END_DATE, Criteria::CUSTOM);
$c->addOr(RangePeer::START_DATE, "'{$date2}' between ".RangePeer::START_DATE." and ".RangePeer::END_DATE, Criteria::CUSTOM);

Note that the first arguments to Criteria::add() and Criteria::addOr() can be any column, but they must be the same column.

Note also that when providing the argument, {$dateN} appears between single quotes. It must appear quoted (and escaped) in order for this query to return correct (or any) results.

by Jesse Dhillon on 2007-08-22, tagged between  criteria  criterion  date  mysql  propel  query  range 

Propel: Select entries that are not alpha

Thanks to netcrash from the symfony irc channel I came along regular expressions in MySQL:


I'm using it to select all entries that don't start with a letter in an alphabetical pagination:

$c = new Criteria();
$regex = CmsUserPeer :: USERNAME." NOT REGEXP '^[[:alpha:]]'";
$c->add(CmsUserPeer :: USERNAME, $regex, Criteria::CUSTOM);
$this->cms_user = CmsUserPeer :: doSelect($c);

Instead of selecting by REGEXP pookey had the idea of "using substr to get the first char, then getting it's character code, and doing a BETWEEN on it" for performance reasons.

There is another faster solution:

$c = new Criteria();
$cq = "substring( ".CmsUserPeer :: USERNAME.", 1, 1 ) NOT BETWEEN  'a' AND  'z'";
$c->add(CmsUserPeer :: USERNAME, $cq, Criteria::CUSTOM);
$this->cms_user = CmsUserPeer :: doSelect($c);
by ian iam on 2007-02-12, tagged criteria  mysql  propel  regexp