ruby-on-rails ruby query - Rails ActiveRecord date between

5 Answers

I would personally created a scope to make it more readable and re-usable:

In you Comment.rb, you can define a scope:

scope :created_between, lambda {|start_date, end_date| where("created_at >= ? AND created_at <= ?", start_date, end_date )}

Then to query created between:


Hope it helps.

range time two

I need to query comments made in one day. The field is part of the standard timestamps, is created_at. The selected date is coming from a date_select. How can I use ActiveRecord to do that?

I need somthing like:

"SELECT * FROM comments WHERE created_at BETWEEN '2010-02-03 00:00:00' AND '2010-02-03 23:59:59'"

Rails 5.1 introduced a new date helper method all_day, see:

=> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 UTC +00:00..Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:59:59 UTC +00:00

If you are using Rails 5.1, the query would look like:

Comment.where(created_at: @selected_date.all_day)

Comment.find(:all, :conditions =>["date(created_at) BETWEEN ? AND ? ", '2011-11-01','2011-11-15'])

If you only want to get one day it would be easier this way:

Comment.all(:conditions => ["date(created_at) = ?", some_date])

There should be a default active record behavior on this I reckon. Querying dates is hard, especially when timezones are involved.

Anyway, I use:

  scope :between, ->(start_date=nil, end_date=nil) {
    if start_date && end_date
      where("#{self.table_name}.created_at BETWEEN :start AND :end", start: start_date.beginning_of_day, end: end_date.end_of_day)
    elsif start_date
      where("#{self.table_name}.created_at >= ?", start_date.beginning_of_day)
    elsif end_date
      where("#{self.table_name}.created_at <= ?", end_date.end_of_day)