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Complex search functionality




Community Member, 3 Posts

21 March 2014 at 8:08pm

Edited: 21/03/2014 11:07pm

I have a class called Recipe as follows:

class Recipe extends Page {

   static $db = array(
      "Title" => "Text"

   static $many_many = array(
      "RecipeTypes" => "RecipeType"

And a class called RecipeType as follows:

class RecipeType extends DataObject {
   static $db = array(
      "Title" => "Text",

   static $belongs_many_many = array(
      "Recipes" => "Recipe"

For my site's search functionality, I want the search results to be every Recipe which has a Title that matches the search parameter, as well as every Recipe which has a RecipeType whose Title matches the search parameter.

I've tried the following:

return Recipe::get()->filterAny(array(
   'Title:PartialMatch' => $searchString,
   'RecipeTypes.Title:PartialMatch' => $searchString

But that is only returning Recipes whose Title matches the search parameter; it's not returning any Recipes where one of the Recipe's RecipeTypes' Title property matches the search parameter.

Any ideas?