Search on a smart field with two joints

This example shows you how to search on a smart field which display a belongsTo smart relationship. We have an order which belongsTo a customer which hasOne address. We’ve created a Smart Relationship (delivery address)on the order table that acts like a shortcut between the order and the address.

Requirements

  • An admin backend running on forest-express-sequelize

How it works

Directory: /models

This directory contains the orders.js , customers.js and addresses.js files where the models are declared.

orders.js
customers.js
addresses.js
orders.js
module.exports = (sequelize, DataTypes) => {
const { Sequelize } = sequelize;
const Orders = sequelize.define('orders', {
//...
}, {
tableName: 'orders',
underscored: true,
schema: process.env.DATABASE_SCHEMA,
});
Orders.associate = (models) => {
Orders.belongsTo(models.customers, {
foreignKey: {
name: 'customerId',
field: 'customer_id',
},
as: 'customer',
});
};
return Orders;
};
customers.js
module.exports = (sequelize, DataTypes) => {
const { Sequelize } = sequelize;
const Customers = sequelize.define('customers', {
...
}, {
tableName: 'customers',
underscored: true,
schema: process.env.DATABASE_SCHEMA,
});
Customers.associate = (models) => {
Customers.hasMany(models.orders, {
foreignKey: {
name: 'customerId',
field: 'customer_id',
},
as: 'orders',
});
Customers.hasOne(models.addresses, {
foreignKey: {
name: 'customerId',
field: 'customer_id',
},
as: 'addresses',
});
};
return Customers;
};
addresses.js
module.exports = (sequelize, DataTypes) => {
const { Sequelize } = sequelize;
const Addresses = sequelize.define('addresses', {
addressLine1: {
type: DataTypes.STRING,
field: 'address_line_1',
},
...
}, {
tableName: 'addresses',
underscored: true,
schema: process.env.DATABASE_SCHEMA,
});
Addresses.associate = (models) => {
Addresses.belongsTo(models.customers, {
foreignKey: {
name: 'customerId',
field: 'customer_id',
},
as: 'customer',
});
};
return Addresses;
};

Directory: /forest

This directory contains the orders.js file where the BelongsTo Smart Relationship delivery_addressis declared. A belongsTo Smart Relationship is created like a Smart Field with the reference option to indicates on which collection the Smart Relationship points to. As for Smart Field, the search is not supported by default. So we'll have to implement the logic using Sequelize querying methods.

/forest/orders.js
const models = require('../models');
const { Op } = models.Sequelize;
collection('orders', {
fields: [{
field: 'delivery_address',
type: 'String',
reference: 'addresses.id',
// display the belongsTo Smart Relationship
get: function (order) {
return models.addresses
.findAll({
include: [{
model: models.customers,
as: 'customer',
where: { id: order.customerId },
include: [{
model: models.orders,
as: 'orders',
where: { ref: order.ref }
}]
}],
})
.then((addresses) => {
if (addresses) { return addresses[0]; }
});
},
// search on the belongsTo Smart Relationship
search(query, search) {
query.include.push({
model: models.customers,
as: 'customer',
include: [{
model: models.addresses,
as: 'addresses',
}],
});
query.where[Op.and][0][Op.or]
.push(models.sequelize.literal(`"customer->addresses"."address_line_1" ILIKE '%${search}%'`));
}
}],
});

Displaying extensive logs can be useful to see how the query is executed.