ruby-on-rails - through - reflect_on_all_associations

Rails: order using a has_many/belongs_to relationship (2)

In Rails 4 it should be done this way:

@result = DogTag.joins(:dog).order('')

or with scope:

class DogTags < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :dog
  scope :ordered_by_dog_name, -> { joins(:dog).order('') }

@result = DogTags.ordered_by_dog_name

The second is easier to mock in tests as controller doesn't have to know about model details.

I was wondering if it was possible to use the find method to order the results based on a class's has_many relationship with another class. e.g.

# has the columns id, name
class Dog < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :dog_tags

# has the columns id, color, dog_id
class DogTags < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :dog

and I would like to do something like this:

@result = DogTag.find(:all, :order =>

thank you.

You need to join the related table to the request.

@result = DogTag.find(:all, :joins => :dog, :order => '')

Note that dogs is plural in the :order statement.