EntryQuery

Type
Class
Namespace
craft\elements\db
Inherits
craft\elements\db\EntryQuery » craft\elements\db\ElementQuery » craft\db\Query » yii\db\Query (opens new window) » yii\base\Component (opens new window) » yii\base\BaseObject (opens new window)
Implements
craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface, yii\base\Configurable (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window), yii\db\QueryInterface (opens new window)
Uses traits
craft\base\ClonefixTrait, yii\base\ArrayableTrait (opens new window), yii\db\QueryTrait (opens new window)
Since
3.0.0

EntryQuery represents a SELECT SQL statement for entries in a way that is independent of DBMS.

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# Public Properties

Property Description
after string (opens new window), array (opens new window), DateTime (opens new window) – The minimum Post Date that resulting entries can have.
ancestorDist integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The maximum number of levels that results may be separated from ancestorOf().
ancestorOf integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that results must be an ancestor of.
archived boolean (opens new window) – Whether to return only archived elements.
asArray boolean (opens new window) – Whether to return each element as an array.
authorGroupId integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The user group ID(s) that the resulting entries’ authors must be in.
authorId integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The user ID(s) that the resulting entries’ authors must have.
before string (opens new window), array (opens new window), DateTime (opens new window) – The maximum Post Date that resulting entries can have.
behaviors (opens new window) yii\base\Behavior (opens new window) – List of behaviors attached to this component
cachedResult craft\base\ElementInterface[], null (opens new window) – $elements The resulting elements, or null if setCachedResult() was never called or the criteria has changed
contentTable string (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The content table that will be joined by this query.
criteria array (opens new window)
customFields craft\base\FieldInterface[], null (opens new window) – The fields that may be involved in this query.
dateCreated mixed – When the resulting elements must have been created.
dateUpdated mixed – When the resulting elements must have been last updated.
descendantDist integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The maximum number of levels that results may be separated from descendantOf().
descendantOf integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that results must be a descendant of.
distinct (opens new window) boolean (opens new window) – Whether to select distinct rows of data only.
draftCreator integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The drafts’ creator ID
draftId integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The ID of the draft to return (from the drafts table)
draftOf integer (opens new window), string (opens new window), false (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The source element ID that drafts should be returned for.
drafts boolean (opens new window) – Whether draft elements should be returned.
editable boolean (opens new window) – Whether to only return entries that the user has permission to edit.
elementType string (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The name of the craft\base\ElementInterface class.
emulateExecution (opens new window) boolean (opens new window) – Whether to emulate the actual query execution, returning empty or false results.
enabledForSite boolean (opens new window) – Whether the elements must be enabled for the chosen site.
expiryDate mixed – The Expiry Date that the resulting entries must have.
fixedOrder boolean (opens new window) – Whether results should be returned in the order specified by id().
from (opens new window) array (opens new window) – The table(s) to be selected from.
groupBy (opens new window) array (opens new window) – How to group the query results.
hasDescendants boolean (opens new window), null (opens new window) – Whether the resulting elements must have descendants.
having (opens new window) string (opens new window), array (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window) – The condition to be applied in the GROUP BY clause.
id integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], false (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The element ID(s).
ignorePlaceholders boolean (opens new window) – Whether to ignore placeholder elements when populating the results.
inReverse boolean (opens new window) – Whether the results should be queried in reverse.
indexBy (opens new window) string (opens new window), callable (opens new window) – The name of the column by which the query results should be indexed by.
iterator ArrayIterator (opens new window)
join (opens new window) array (opens new window) – How to join with other tables.
leaves boolean (opens new window) – Whether the elements must be “leaves” in the structure.
level mixed – The element’s level within the structure
limit (opens new window) integer (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window) – Maximum number of records to be returned.
nextSiblingOf integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that the result must be the next sibling of.
offset (opens new window) integer (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window) – Zero-based offset from where the records are to be returned.
orderBy (opens new window) array (opens new window) – How to sort the query results.
params (opens new window) array (opens new window) – List of query parameter values indexed by parameter placeholders.
positionedAfter integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that the results must be positioned after.
positionedBefore integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that the results must be positioned before.
postDate mixed – The Post Date that the resulting entries must have.
preferSites array (opens new window), null (opens new window) – Determines which site should be selected when querying multi-site elements.
prevSiblingOf integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that the result must be the previous sibling of.
query craft\db\Query, null (opens new window) – The query object created by prepare()
queryCacheDependency (opens new window) yii\caching\Dependency (opens new window) – The dependency to be associated with the cached query result for this query
queryCacheDuration (opens new window) integer (opens new window), true (opens new window) – The default number of seconds that query results can remain valid in cache.
rawSql string (opens new window)
ref string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The reference code(s) used to identify the element(s).
relatedTo integer (opens new window), array (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element relation criteria.
revisionCreator integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The revisions’ creator ID
revisionId integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The ID of the revision to return (from the revisions table)
revisionOf integer (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The source element ID that revisions should be returned for
revisions boolean (opens new window) – Whether revision elements should be returned.
search string (opens new window), array (opens new window), craft\search\SearchQuery, null (opens new window) – The search term to filter the resulting elements by.
sectionId integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The section ID(s) that the resulting entries must be in.
select (opens new window) array (opens new window) – The columns being selected.
selectOption (opens new window) string (opens new window) – Additional option that should be appended to the 'SELECT' keyword.
siblingOf integer (opens new window), craft\base\ElementInterface, null (opens new window) – The element (or its ID) that the results must be a sibling of.
siteId integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], string (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The site ID(s) that the elements should be returned in, or '*' if elements should be returned in all supported sites.
slug string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The slug that resulting elements must have.
status string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The status(es) that the resulting elements must have.
structureId integer (opens new window), false (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The structure ID that should be used to join in the structureelements table.
subQuery craft\db\Query, null (opens new window) – The subselect’s query object created by prepare()
tablesUsedInFrom (opens new window) string (opens new window)[] – Table names indexed by aliases
title string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The title that resulting elements must have.
trashed boolean (opens new window), null (opens new window) – Whether to return trashed (soft-deleted) elements.
typeId integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The entry type ID(s) that the resulting entries must have.
uid string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The element UID(s).
union (opens new window) array (opens new window) – This is used to construct the UNION clause(s) in a SQL statement.
unique boolean (opens new window) – Whether only elements with unique IDs should be returned by the query.
uri string (opens new window), string (opens new window)[], null (opens new window) – The URI that the resulting element must have.
where (opens new window) string (opens new window), array (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window) – Query condition.
with string (opens new window), array (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The eager-loading declaration.
withQueries (opens new window) array (opens new window) – This is used to construct the WITH section in a SQL query.
withStructure boolean (opens new window), null (opens new window) – Whether element structure data should automatically be left-joined into the query.

# after

Type
string (opens new window), array (opens new window), DateTime (opens new window)
Default value
null

The minimum Post Date that resulting entries can have.

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Example

// fetch entries written in the last 7 days
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->after((new \DateTime())->modify('-7 days'))
    ->all();

# authorGroupId

Type
integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window)
Default value
null

The user group ID(s) that the resulting entries’ authors must be in.

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Example

// fetch entries authored by people in the Authors group
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->authorGroup('authors')
    ->all();

# authorId

Type
integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window)
Default value
null

The user ID(s) that the resulting entries’ authors must have.

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# before

Type
string (opens new window), array (opens new window), DateTime (opens new window)
Default value
null

The maximum Post Date that resulting entries can have.

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Example

// fetch entries written before 4/4/2018
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->before('2018-04-04')
    ->all();

# editable

Type
boolean (opens new window)
Default value
false

Whether to only return entries that the user has permission to edit.

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# expiryDate

Type
mixed
Default value
null

The Expiry Date that the resulting entries must have.

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# postDate

Type
mixed
Default value
null

The Post Date that the resulting entries must have.

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Example

// fetch entries written in 2018
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->postDate(['and', '>= 2018-01-01', '< 2019-01-01'])
    ->all();

# sectionId

Type
integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window)
Default value
null

The section ID(s) that the resulting entries must be in.

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Example

// fetch entries in the News section
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->section('news')
    ->all();

# typeId

Type
integer (opens new window), integer (opens new window)[], null (opens new window)
Default value
null

The entry type ID(s) that the resulting entries must have.

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Example




 


// fetch Article entries in the News section
$entries = \craft\elements\Entry::find()
    ->section('news')
    ->type('article')
    ->all();

# Protected Properties

Property Description
defaultOrderBy array (opens new window) – The default orderBy() (opens new window) value to use if orderBy() (opens new window) is empty but not null.

# defaultOrderBy

Type
array (opens new window)
Default value
['entries.postDate' => SORT_DESC]

The default orderBy() (opens new window) value to use if orderBy() (opens new window) is empty but not null.

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# Public Methods

Method Description
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method.
__clone()
__construct() Constructor
__get() Returns the value of a component property.
__isset() Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null.
__set() Sets the value of a component property.
__toString() (opens new window) Returns the SQL representation of Query
__unset() (opens new window) Sets an object property to null.
addGroupBy() (opens new window) Adds additional group-by columns to the existing ones.
addOrderBy() (opens new window) Adds additional ORDER BY columns to the query.
addParams() (opens new window) Adds additional parameters to be bound to the query.
addSelect() (opens new window) Add more columns to the SELECT part of the query.
after() Narrows the query results to only entries that were posted on or after a certain date.
all() Executes the query and returns all results as an array.
ancestorDist() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are up to a certain distance away from the {element} specified by ancestorOf().
ancestorOf() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are ancestors of another {element}.
andFilterCompare() (opens new window) Adds a filtering condition for a specific column and allow the user to choose a filter operator.
andFilterHaving() (opens new window) Adds an additional HAVING condition to the existing one but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
andFilterWhere() (opens new window) Adds an additional WHERE condition to the existing one but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
andHaving() (opens new window) Adds an additional HAVING condition to the existing one.
andWhere() (opens new window) Adds an additional WHERE condition to the existing one.
andWith() Causes the query to return matching {elements} eager-loaded with related elements, in addition to the elements that were already specified by with().
anyStatus() Removes element filters based on their statuses.
archived() Sets the archived property.
asArray() Causes the query to return matching {elements} as arrays of data, rather than [[{element-class}]] objects.
attachBehavior() (opens new window) Attaches a behavior to this component.
attachBehaviors() (opens new window) Attaches a list of behaviors to the component.
authorGroup() Narrows the query results based on the user group the entries’ authors belong to.
authorGroupId() Narrows the query results based on the user group the entries’ authors belong to, per the groups’ IDs.
authorId() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ authors.
average() (opens new window) Returns the average of the specified column values.
batch() (opens new window) Starts a batch query.
before() Narrows the query results to only entries that were posted before a certain date.
behaviors() Returns a list of behaviors that this component should behave as.
cache() (opens new window) Enables query cache for this Query.
canGetProperty() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read.
canSetProperty() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set.
className() (opens new window) Returns the fully qualified name of this class.
clearCachedResult() Clears the cached result.
column() Executes the query and returns the first column of the result.
count() Returns the number of records.
create() (opens new window) Creates a new Query object and copies its property values from an existing one.
createCommand() (opens new window) Creates a DB command that can be used to execute this query.
criteriaAttributes() Returns the query's criteria attributes.
dateCreated() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ creation dates.
dateUpdated() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ last-updated dates.
descendantDist() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are up to a certain distance away from the {element} specified by descendantOf().
descendantOf() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are descendants of another {element}.
detachBehavior() (opens new window) Detaches a behavior from the component.
detachBehaviors() (opens new window) Detaches all behaviors from the component.
distinct() (opens new window) Sets the value indicating whether to SELECT DISTINCT or not.
draftCreator() Narrows the query results to only drafts created by a given user.
draftId() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ draft’s ID (from the drafts table).
draftOf() Narrows the query results to only drafts of a given {element}.
drafts() Narrows the query results to only drafts {elements}.
each() (opens new window) Starts a batch query and retrieves data row by row.
editable() Sets the editable property.
emulateExecution() (opens new window) Sets whether to emulate query execution, preventing any interaction with data storage.
enabledForSite() Narrows the query results based on whether the {elements} are enabled in the site they’re being queried in, per the site() parameter.
ensureBehaviors() (opens new window) Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() (opens new window) are attached to this component.
exists() Returns a value indicating whether the query result contains any row of data.
expiryDate() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ expiry dates.
extraFields() (opens new window) Returns the list of fields that can be expanded further and returned by toArray() (opens new window).
fields() (opens new window) Returns the list of fields that should be returned by default by toArray() (opens new window) when no specific fields are specified.
filterHaving() (opens new window) Sets the HAVING part of the query but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
filterWhere() (opens new window) Sets the WHERE part of the query but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
find() Returns all elements that match the criteria.
first() Returns the first element that matches the criteria.
fixedOrder() Causes the query results to be returned in the order specified by id().
from() (opens new window) Sets the FROM part of the query.
getBehavior() (opens new window) Returns the named behavior object.
getBehaviors() (opens new window) Returns all behaviors attached to this component.
getCachedResult() Returns the resulting elements set by setCachedResult(), if the criteria params haven’t changed since then.
getCriteria() Returns an array of the current criteria attribute values.
getIterator() Required by the IteratorAggregate interface.
getRawSql() Shortcut for createCommand()->getRawSql().
getTablesUsedInFrom() (opens new window) Returns table names used in from() (opens new window) indexed by aliases.
groupBy() (opens new window) Sets the GROUP BY part of the query.
hasDescendants() Narrows the query results based on whether the {elements} have any descendants.
hasEventHandlers() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event.
hasMethod() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined.
hasProperty() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined.
having() (opens new window) Sets the HAVING part of the query.
id() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ IDs.
ids() Executes the query and returns the IDs of the resulting elements.
ignorePlaceholders() Causes the query to return matching {elements} as they are stored in the database, ignoring matching placeholder elements that were set by craft\services\Elements::setPlaceholderElement().
inReverse() Causes the query results to be returned in reverse order.
indexBy() (opens new window) Sets the indexBy() (opens new window) property.
init() Initializes the object.
innerJoin() (opens new window) Appends an INNER JOIN part to the query.
isJoined() Returns whether a given table has been joined in this query.
join() (opens new window) Appends a JOIN part to the query.
last() Returns the last element that matches the criteria.
leaves() Narrows the query results based on whether the {elements} are “leaves” ({elements} with no descendants).
leftJoin() (opens new window) Appends a LEFT OUTER JOIN part to the query.
level() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ level within the structure.
limit() (opens new window) Determines the number of {elements} that should be returned.
locale() Sets the \craft\elements\db\$site property.
localeEnabled() Sets the enabledForSite property.
max() (opens new window) Returns the maximum of the specified column values.
min() (opens new window) Returns the minimum of the specified column values.
nextSiblingOf() Narrows the query results to only the {element} that comes immediately after another {element}.
noCache() (opens new window) Disables query cache for this Query.
nth() Executes the query and returns a single row of result at a given offset.
off() (opens new window) Detaches an existing event handler from this component.
offset() (opens new window) Determines how many {elements} should be skipped in the results.
offsetExists() Required by the ArrayAccess interface.
offsetGet() Required by the ArrayAccess interface.
offsetSet() Required by the ArrayAccess interface.
offsetUnset() Required by the ArrayAccess interface.
on() (opens new window) Attaches an event handler to an event.
one() Executes the query and returns a single row of result.
orFilterHaving() (opens new window) Adds an additional HAVING condition to the existing one but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
orFilterWhere() (opens new window) Adds an additional WHERE condition to the existing one but ignores empty operands (opens new window).
orHaving() (opens new window) Adds an additional HAVING condition to the existing one.
orWhere() (opens new window) Adds an additional WHERE condition to the existing one.
order() Sets the orderBy property.
orderBy() (opens new window) Determines the order that the {elements} should be returned in. (If empty, defaults to {default-order-by}.)
pairs() Executes the query and returns the first two columns in the results as key/value pairs.
params() (opens new window) Sets the parameters to be bound to the query.
populate() Converts the raw query results into the format as specified by this query.
positionedAfter() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are positioned after another {element}.
positionedBefore() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are positioned before another {element}.
postDate() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ post dates.
preferSites() If unique() is set, this determines which site should be selected when querying multi-site elements.
prepare() Prepares for building SQL.
prevSiblingOf() Narrows the query results to only the {element} that comes immediately before another {element}.
ref() Narrows the query results based on a reference string.
relatedTo() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are related to certain other elements.
revisionCreator() Narrows the query results to only revisions created by a given user.
revisionId() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ revision’s ID (from the revisions table).
revisionOf() Narrows the query results to only revisions of a given {element}.
revisions() Narrows the query results to only revision {elements}.
rightJoin() (opens new window) Appends a RIGHT OUTER JOIN part to the query.
scalar() Returns the query result as a scalar value.
search() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that match a search query.
section() Narrows the query results based on the sections the entries belong to.
sectionId() Narrows the query results based on the sections the entries belong to, per the sections’ IDs.
select() (opens new window) Sets the SELECT part of the query.
setCachedResult() Sets the resulting elements.
siblingOf() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that are siblings of another {element}.
site() Determines which site(s) the {elements} should be queried in.
siteId() Determines which site(s) the {elements} should be queried in, per the site’s ID.
slug() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ slugs.
status() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ statuses.
structureId() Determines which structure data should be joined into the query.
sum() (opens new window) Returns the sum of the specified column values.
title() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ titles.
toArray() (opens new window) Converts the model into an array.
total() Returns the total elements that match the criteria.
trashed() Narrows the query results to only {elements} that have been soft-deleted.
trigger() (opens new window) Triggers an event.
type() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ entry types.
typeId() Narrows the query results based on the entries’ entry types, per the types’ IDs.
uid() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ UIDs.
union() (opens new window) Appends a SQL statement using UNION operator.
unique() Determines whether only elements with unique IDs should be returned by the query.
uri() Narrows the query results based on the {elements}’ URIs.
where() (opens new window) Sets the WHERE part of the query.
with() Causes the query to return matching {elements} eager-loaded with related elements.
withQuery() (opens new window) Prepends a SQL statement using WITH syntax.
withStructure() Explicitly determines whether the query should join in the structure data.

# __construct()

Constructor

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Arguments

# __set()

Sets the value of a component property.

This method will check in the following order and act accordingly:

  • a property defined by a setter: set the property value
  • an event in the format of "on xyz": attach the handler to the event "xyz"
  • a behavior in the format of "as xyz": attach the behavior named as "xyz"
  • a property of a behavior: set the behavior property value

Do not call this method directly as it is a PHP magic method that will be implicitly called when executing $component->property = $value;.

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Arguments

Throws

# after()

Narrows the query results to only entries that were posted on or after a certain date.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'2018-04-01' that were posted after 2018-04-01.
a DateTime (opens new window) object that were posted after the date represented by the object.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries posted this month #}
{% set firstDayOfMonth = date('first day of this month') %}

{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .after(firstDayOfMonth)
    .all() %}

# authorGroup()

Narrows the query results based on the user group the entries’ authors belong to.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'foo' with an author in a group with a handle of foo.
'not foo' not with an author in a group with a handle of foo.
['foo', 'bar'] with an author in a group with a handle of foo or bar.
['not', 'foo', 'bar'] not with an author in a group with a handle of foo or bar.
a UserGroup object with an author in a group represented by the object.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries with an author in the Foo user group #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .authorGroup('foo')
    .all() %}

# authorGroupId()

Narrows the query results based on the user group the entries’ authors belong to, per the groups’ IDs.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
1 with an author in a group with an ID of 1.
'not 1' not with an author in a group with an ID of 1.
[1, 2] with an author in a group with an ID of 1 or 2.
['not', 1, 2] not with an author in a group with an ID of 1 or 2.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries with an author in a group with an ID of 1 #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .authorGroupId(1)
    .all() %}

# authorId()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ authors.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
1 with an author with an ID of 1.
'not 1' not with an author with an ID of 1.
[1, 2] with an author with an ID of 1 or 2.
['not', 1, 2] not with an author with an ID of 1 or 2.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries with an author with an ID of 1 #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .authorId(1)
    .all() %}

# before()

Narrows the query results to only entries that were posted before a certain date.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'2018-04-01' that were posted before 2018-04-01.
a DateTime (opens new window) object that were posted before the date represented by the object.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries posted before this month #}
{% set firstDayOfMonth = date('first day of this month') %}

{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .before(firstDayOfMonth)
    .all() %}

# editable()

Sets the editable property.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

# expiryDate()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ expiry dates.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
':empty:' that don’t have an expiry date.
':notempty:' that have an expiry date.
'>= 2020-04-01' that will expire on or after 2020-04-01.
'< 2020-05-01' that will expire before 2020-05-01
['and', '>= 2020-04-04', '< 2020-05-01'] that will expire between 2020-04-01 and 2020-05-01.

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Arguments

  • $value (mixed) – The property value

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries expiring this month #}
{% set nextMonth = date('first day of next month')|atom %}

{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .expiryDate("< #{nextMonth}")
    .all() %}

# init()

Initializes the object.

This method is invoked at the end of the constructor after the object is initialized with the given configuration.

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# postDate()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ post dates.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'>= 2018-04-01' that were posted on or after 2018-04-01.
'< 2018-05-01' that were posted before 2018-05-01
['and', '>= 2018-04-04', '< 2018-05-01'] that were posted between 2018-04-01 and 2018-05-01.

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Arguments

  • $value (mixed) – The property value

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries posted last month #}
{% set start = date('first day of last month')|atom %}
{% set end = date('first day of this month')|atom %}

{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .postDate(['and', ">= #{start}", "< #{end}"])
    .all() %}

# section()

Narrows the query results based on the sections the entries belong to.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'foo' in a section with a handle of foo.
'not foo' not in a section with a handle of foo.
['foo', 'bar'] in a section with a handle of foo or bar.
['not', 'foo', 'bar'] not in a section with a handle of foo or bar.
a Section object in a section represented by the object.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries in the Foo section #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .section('foo')
    .all() %}

# sectionId()

Narrows the query results based on the sections the entries belong to, per the sections’ IDs.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
1 in a section with an ID of 1.
'not 1' not in a section with an ID of 1.
[1, 2] in a section with an ID of 1 or 2.
['not', 1, 2] not in a section with an ID of 1 or 2.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries in the section with an ID of 1 #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .sectionId(1)
    .all() %}

# status()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ statuses.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'live' (default) that are live.
'pending' that are pending (enabled with a Post Date in the future).
'expired' that are expired (enabled with an Expiry Date in the past).
'disabled' that are disabled.
['live', 'pending'] that are live or pending.

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Arguments

  • $value

Example

{# Fetch disabled entries #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .status('disabled')
    .all() %}

# type()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ entry types.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
'foo' of a type with a handle of foo.
'not foo' not of a type with a handle of foo.
['foo', 'bar'] of a type with a handle of foo or bar.
['not', 'foo', 'bar'] not of a type with a handle of foo or bar.
an EntryType object of a type represented by the object.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries in the Foo section with a Bar entry type #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .section('foo')
    .type('bar')
    .all() %}

# typeId()

Narrows the query results based on the entries’ entry types, per the types’ IDs.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches entries…
1 of a type with an ID of 1.
'not 1' not of a type with an ID of 1.
[1, 2] of a type with an ID of 1 or 2.
['not', 1, 2] not of a type with an ID of 1 or 2.

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Arguments

Returns

static – Self reference

Example

{# Fetch entries of the entry type with an ID of 1 #}
{% set {elements-var} = {twig-method}
    .typeId(1)
    .all() %}

# Protected Methods

Method Description
afterPrepare() This method is called at the end of preparing an element query for the query builder.
beforePrepare() This method is called at the beginning of preparing an element query for the query builder.
cacheTags() Returns any cache invalidation tags that caches involving this element query should use as dependencies.
cleanUpTableNames() (opens new window) Clean up table names and aliases Both aliases and names are enclosed into .
customFields() Returns the fields that should take part in an upcoming elements query.
extractFieldsFor() (opens new window) Extract nested fields from a fields collection for a given root field Nested fields are separated with dots (.). e.g: "item.id" The previous example would extract "id".
extractRootFields() (opens new window) Extracts the root field names from nested fields.
filterCondition() (opens new window) Removes empty operands (opens new window) from the given query condition.
getUnaliasedColumnsFromSelect() (opens new window)
getUniqueColumns() (opens new window) Returns unique column names excluding duplicates.
isEmpty() (opens new window) Returns a value indicating whether the give value is "empty".
joinElementTable() Joins in a table with an id column that has a foreign key pointing to craft_elements.id.
normalizeOrderBy() (opens new window) Normalizes format of ORDER BY data.
normalizeSelect() (opens new window) Normalizes the SELECT columns passed to select() (opens new window) or addSelect() (opens new window).
queryScalar() Queries a scalar value by setting select() (opens new window) first.
resolveFields() (opens new window) Determines which fields can be returned by toArray() (opens new window).
setCommandCache() (opens new window) Sets $command cache, if this query has enabled caching.
statusCondition() Returns the condition that should be applied to the element query for a given status.

# beforePrepare()

This method is called at the beginning of preparing an element query for the query builder.

The main Query object being prepared for the query builder is available via query. The subselect’s Query object being prepared is available via subQuery. The role of the subselect query is to apply conditions to the query and narrow the result set down to just the elements that should actually be returned. The role of the main query is to join in any tables that should be included in the results, and select all of the columns that should be included in the results.

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Returns

boolean (opens new window) – Whether the query should be prepared and returned to the query builder. If false, the query will be cancelled and no results will be returned.

# cacheTags()

Since
3.5.0

Returns any cache invalidation tags that caches involving this element query should use as dependencies.

Use the most specific tag(s) possible, to reduce the likelihood of pointless cache clearing.

When elements are created/updated/deleted, their craft\base\ElementInterface::getCacheTags() method will be called, and any caches that have those tags listed as dependencies will be invalidated.

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Returns

string (opens new window)[]

# statusCondition()

Returns the condition that should be applied to the element query for a given status.

For example, if you support a status called “pending”, which maps back to a pending database column that will either be 0 or 1, this method could do this:

protected function statusCondition($status)
{
    switch ($status) {
        case 'pending':
            return ['mytable.pending' => 1];
        default:
            return parent::statusCondition($status);
    }

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Arguments

Returns

string (opens new window), array (opens new window), yii\db\ExpressionInterface (opens new window), false (opens new window), null (opens new window) – The status condition, or false if $status is an unsupported status