Alex Vandiver


Jifty::Action::Record::Search - Automagic search action


The class is a base class for Jifty::Actions that serve to provide an interface to general searches through Jifty::Record objects. To use it, subclass it and override the record_class method to return the fully qualified name of the model to do searches over.



Remove validators from arguments, as well as ``mandatory'' restrictions. Remove any arguments that render as password fields, or refer to collections.

Generate additional search arguments for each field based on the following criteria:

text, char or varchar fields

Create field_contains and field_lacks arguments

date, or timestamp fields

Create field_before, field_after, field_since and field_until arguments.

integer, float, double, decimal or numeric fields

Generate field_lt, field_gt, field_le and field_ge arguments, as well as a field_dwim field that accepts a prefixed comparison operator in the search value, such as >100 and !100.


Return a collection with the result of the search specified by the given arguments.

We interpret a undef argument as SQL NULL, and ignore empty or non-present arguments.


Jifty::Action::Record, Jifty::Collection


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