[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #5119: Group Meta Query - allow more than one meta_key

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Fri Jul 26 22:04:00 UTC 2013

#5119: Group Meta Query - allow more than one meta_key
 Reporter:  imath        |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Groups       |    Version:  1.8
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:  has-patch 2nd-opinion
 "Bonsoir" !

 Since last ticket, i've been exploring this new powerful feature for
 groups loop : the groups meta query. First i'd like to say it's a really
 great feature that would help me so much for a current project if it could
 play with more than one meta_key at a time.

 Let's consider this groups loop argument :

 $group_args = array(
         'type' => 'active',
         'meta_query' => array(
                 'relation' => 'AND',
                         'key' => '_grooks_featured',
                         'value' => 1,
                         'type' => 'numeric',
                         'compare' => '='
                         'key' => '_grooks_profile',
                         'value' => 's:4:"arts"',
                         'compare' => 'LIKE'
                         'key' => '_grooks_group',
                         'value' => 1,
                         'type' => 'numeric',
                         'compare' => '='

 if i run the loop, the result is a sql error such as "unknown column
 mt1.group_id" or "unknown column mt2.group_id, even if the data are set in

 So i dived into BP_Groups_Group::get() and mostly
 BP_Groups_Group::get_meta_query_sql(). In this last function, i think
 (unless the goal is to only allow one meta_key query) that it should use
 preg_match_all  on {{{$meta_sql['join']}}} to get all the table alias, it
 should get all the where clauses. The relation "OR" also needs to use
 DISTINCT, and i had to modify the $total_groups_sql to avoid another sql
 error after my edits.

 Sorry for the last part if i explained badly :(

 So i suggest the diff attached to this ticket as it seems to work on my

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5119>
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