Rick:  Thanks for the info, the SQLRelatedJoin has gotten me a step closer.  I've been doing some additional testing but am not confused about some more things.

If I do the following:

x = Category.get(1)
for y in x.contacts:
    print y

I get a list of the contacts which is what I'd expect.  However, if I do the following....

for c in [Category.get(h).contacts for h in [1,3]]:
    print c

....I get the SQL statement that is used to retrieve the data.  Obviously, I don't understand things at a lower level and don't know why I'm getting this difference.  Is there something obvious that I'm missing?  By the way, I've changed the RelatedJoin to SQLRelatedJoin in the Category and Contact classes.

    -Jim



Rick Flosi wrote:
Update your join to use SQLRelatedJoin instead of just RelatedJoin to
the 
the filter() function that I'm pretty sure is missing from RelatedJoin.

Then you'd do something like:
   c = Category.get(1)
   c.contacts.filter(IN(Contact.q.id, [1,2,3]))


On Tue, 19 Jun 2007, Jim Steil wrote:

  
I've got a Contact class:

class Contact(SQLObject):
   class sqlmeta:
       style = Style(longID=True)
       idName = 'contactId'

   customerNumber = IntCol()
   coopId = IntCol()
   companyName = UnicodeCol(length=50)
   ...
   categories = RelatedJoin("Category",
intermediateTable="contactCategory",
                        joinColumn="contactId",
    
otherColumn="categoryId")
  
and a Category class:

class Category(SQLObject):
   class sqlmeta:
       style = Style(longID=True)
       idName = 'categoryId'

   name = UnicodeCol(length=50)
   description = UnicodeCol()
   contacts = RelatedJoin("Contact",
    
intermediateTable="contactCategory",
  
                        joinColumn="categoryId",
    
otherColumn="contactId")
  
I've got 3 categories defined and want to get a list of the contacts
that belong to either Category 1 or Category 3.  To do this with SQL,
I'd do the following:

SELECT * FROM contact WHERE contactId IN (SELECT contactId FROM
contactCategory WHERE categoryId IN (1,3))

Is there a good sqlobject way to do this?

   -Jim


    
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