Package io.ebean

Interface ExpressionList<T>

  • All Known Subinterfaces:
    Junction<T>

    public interface ExpressionList<T>
    List of Expressions that make up a where or having clause.

    An ExpressionList is returned from Query.where().

    The ExpressionList has a list of convenience methods that create the standard expressions and add them to this list.

    The ExpressionList also duplicates methods that are found on the Query such as findList() and order(). The purpose of these methods is provide a fluid API. The upside of this approach is that you can build and execute a query via chained methods. The down side is that this ExpressionList object has more methods than you would initially expect (the ones duplicated from Query).

    See Also:
    Query.where()
    • Method Detail

      • query

        Query<Tquery()
        Return the query that owns this expression list.

        This is a convenience method solely to support a fluid API where the methods are chained together. Adding expressions returns this expression list and this method can be used after that to return back the original query so that further things can be added to it.

      • orderById

        Query<TorderById​(boolean orderById)
        Controls, if paginated queries should always append an 'order by id' statement at the end to guarantee a deterministic sort result. This may affect performance. If this is not enabled, and an orderBy is set on the query, it's up to the programmer that this query provides a deterministic result.
      • order

        ExpressionList<Torder​(String orderByClause)
        Set the order by clause replacing the existing order by clause if there is one.

        This follows SQL syntax using commas between each property with the optional asc and desc keywords representing ascending and descending order respectively.

      • orderBy

        ExpressionList<TorderBy​(String orderBy)
        Set the order by clause replacing the existing order by clause if there is one.

        This follows SQL syntax using commas between each property with the optional asc and desc keywords representing ascending and descending order respectively.

      • order

        OrderBy<Torder()
        Return the OrderBy so that you can append an ascending or descending property to the order by clause.

        This will never return a null. If no order by clause exists then an 'empty' OrderBy object is returned.

        This is the same as orderBy()

      • orderBy

        OrderBy<TorderBy()
        Return the OrderBy so that you can append an ascending or descending property to the order by clause.

        This will never return a null. If no order by clause exists then an 'empty' OrderBy object is returned.

        This is the same as order()

      • apply

        Query<Tapply​(FetchPath fetchPath)
        Apply the path properties to the query replacing the select and fetch clauses.
      • asOf

        Query<TasOf​(Timestamp asOf)
        Perform an 'As of' query using history tables to return the object graph as of a time in the past.

        To perform this query the DB must have underlying history tables.

        Parameters:
        asOf - the date time in the past at which you want to view the data
      • asDraft

        Query<TasDraft()
        Execute the query against the draft set of tables.
      • asDto

        <D> DtoQuery<D> asDto​(Class<D> dtoClass)
        Convert the query to a DTO bean query.

        We effectively use the underlying ORM query to build the SQL and then execute and map it into DTO beans.

      • asUpdate

        UpdateQuery<TasUpdate()
        Return the underlying query as an UpdateQuery.

        Typically this is used with query beans to covert a query bean query into an UpdateQuery like the examples below.

        
        
          int rowsUpdated = new QCustomer()
               .name.startsWith("Rob")
               .asUpdate()
               .set("active", false)
               .update();;
        
         
        
        
           int rowsUpdated = new QContact()
               .notes.note.startsWith("Make Inactive")
               .email.endsWith("@foo.com")
               .customer.id.equalTo(42)
               .asUpdate()
               .set("inactive", true)
               .setRaw("email = lower(email)")
               .update();
        
         
      • forUpdate

        Query<TforUpdate()
        Execute using "for update" clause which results in the DB locking the record.
      • forUpdateNoWait

        Query<TforUpdateNoWait()
        Execute using "for update" clause with No Wait option.

        This is typically a Postgres and Oracle only option at this stage.

      • forUpdateSkipLocked

        Query<TforUpdateSkipLocked()
        Execute using "for update" clause with Skip Locked option.

        This is typically a Postgres and Oracle only option at this stage.

      • delete

        int delete()
        Execute as a delete query deleting the 'root level' beans that match the predicates in the query.

        Note that if the query includes joins then the generated delete statement may not be optimal depending on the database platform.

        Returns:
        the number of rows that were deleted.
      • delete

        int delete​(Transaction transaction)
        Execute as a delete query deleting the 'root level' beans that match the predicates in the query.

        Note that if the query includes joins then the generated delete statement may not be optimal depending on the database platform.

        Returns:
        the number of rows that were deleted.
      • update

        int update()
        Execute as a update query.
        Returns:
        the number of rows that were updated.
        See Also:
        UpdateQuery
      • update

        int update​(Transaction transaction)
        Execute as a update query with the given transaction.
        Returns:
        the number of rows that were updated.
        See Also:
        UpdateQuery
      • exists

        boolean exists()
        Execute the query returning true if a row is found.

        The query is executed using max rows of 1 and will only select the id property. This method is really just a convenient way to optimise a query to perform a 'does a row exist in the db' check.

        Example:

        
        
           boolean userExists = query().where().eq("email", "rob@foo.com").exists();
        
         

        Example using a query bean:

        
        
           boolean userExists = new QContact().email.equalTo("rob@foo.com").exists();
        
         
        Returns:
        True if the query finds a matching row in the database
      • findCount

        int findCount()
        Return the count of entities this query should return.

        This is the number of 'top level' or 'root level' entities.

      • findSingleAttributeList

        @Nonnull
        <A> List<A> findSingleAttributeList()
        Execute the query returning a list of values for a single property.

        Example 1:

        
        
          List<String> names =
            DB.find(Customer.class)
              .select("name")
              .order().asc("name")
              .findSingleAttributeList();
        
         

        Example 2:

        
        
          List<String> names =
            DB.find(Customer.class)
              .setDistinct(true)
              .select("name")
              .where().eq("status", Customer.Status.NEW)
              .order().asc("name")
              .setMaxRows(100)
              .findSingleAttributeList();
        
         
        Returns:
        the list of values for the selected property
      • findSingleAttribute

        default <A> A findSingleAttribute()
        Execute a query returning a single value of a single property/column.
        
        
          String name =
            DB.find(Customer.class)
              .select("name")
              .where().eq("id", 42)
              .findSingleAttribute();
        
         
      • findOne

        @Nullable
        T findOne()
        Execute the query returning a single bean or null (if no matching bean is found).

        If more than 1 row is found for this query then a NonUniqueResultException is thrown.

        Throws:
        javax.persistence.NonUniqueResultException - if more than one result was found
        See Also:
        Query.findOne()
      • findFutureCount

        @Nonnull
        FutureRowCount<TfindFutureCount()
        Execute find row count query in a background thread.

        This returns a Future object which can be used to cancel, check the execution status (isDone etc) and get the value (with or without a timeout).

        Returns:
        a Future object for the row count query
      • findFutureIds

        @Nonnull
        FutureIds<TfindFutureIds()
        Execute find Id's query in a background thread.

        This returns a Future object which can be used to cancel, check the execution status (isDone etc) and get the value (with or without a timeout).

        Returns:
        a Future object for the list of Id's
      • findFutureList

        @Nonnull
        FutureList<TfindFutureList()
        Execute find list query in a background thread.

        This returns a Future object which can be used to cancel, check the execution status (isDone etc) and get the value (with or without a timeout).

        Returns:
        a Future object for the list result of the query
      • findPagedList

        @Nonnull
        PagedList<TfindPagedList()
        Return a PagedList for this query using firstRow and maxRows.

        The benefit of using this over findList() is that it provides functionality to get the total row count etc.

        If maxRows is not set on the query prior to calling findPagedList() then a PersistenceException is thrown.

        
        
          PagedList<Order> pagedList = DB.find(Order.class)
               .setFirstRow(50)
               .setMaxRows(20)
               .findPagedList();
        
               // fetch the total row count in the background
               pagedList.loadRowCount();
        
               List<Order> orders = pagedList.getList();
               int totalRowCount = pagedList.getTotalRowCount();
        
         
        Returns:
        The PagedList
        See Also:
        Query.findPagedList()
      • findVersions

        @Nonnull
        List<Version<T>> findVersions()
        Return versions of a @History entity bean.

        Generally this query is expected to be a find by id or unique predicates query. It will execute the query against the history returning the versions of the bean.

      • findVersionsBetween

        @Nonnull
        List<Version<T>> findVersionsBetween​(Timestamp start,
                                             Timestamp end)
        Return versions of a @History entity bean between the 2 timestamps.

        Generally this query is expected to be a find by id or unique predicates query. It will execute the query against the history returning the versions of the bean.

      • filterMany

        ExpressionList<TfilterMany​(String manyProperty,
                                     String expressions,
                                     Object... params)
        Add filter expressions to the many property.
        
        
           DB.find(Customer.class)
           .where()
           .eq("name", "Rob")
           .filterMany("orders", "status = ?", Status.NEW)
           .findList();
        
         
        Parameters:
        manyProperty - The many property
        expressions - Filter expressions with and, or and ? or ?1 type bind parameters
        params - Bind parameters used in the expressions
      • select

        Query<Tselect​(FetchGroup<T> fetchGroup)
        Apply the fetchGroup which defines what part of the object graph to load.
      • setDistinct

        Query<TsetDistinct​(boolean distinct)
        Set whether this query uses DISTINCT.

        The select() clause MUST be specified when setDistinct(true) is set. The reason for this is that generally ORM queries include the "id" property and this doesn't make sense for distinct queries.

        
        
           List<Customer> customers =
               DB.find(Customer.class)
                  .setDistinct(true)
                  .select("name")     // only select the customer name
                  .findList();
        
         
      • setDocIndexName

        Query<TsetDocIndexName​(String indexName)
        Set the index(es) to search for a document store which uses partitions.

        For example, when executing a query against ElasticSearch with daily indexes we can explicitly specify the indexes to search against.

        Parameters:
        indexName - The index or indexes to search against
        Returns:
        This query
        See Also:
        Query.setDocIndexName(String)
      • setUseCache

        Query<TsetUseCache​(boolean useCache)
        Set to true when this query should use the bean cache.

        This is now the same as setUseBeanCache(CacheMode.ON) and will be deprecated.

        See Also:
        Query.setUseCache(boolean)
      • setCountDistinct

        Query<TsetCountDistinct​(CountDistinctOrder orderBy)
        Extended version for setDistinct in conjunction with "findSingleAttributeList";
        
        
          List<CountedValue<Order.Status>> orderStatusCount =
        
             DB.find(Order.class)
              .select("status")
              .where()
              .gt("orderDate", LocalDate.now().minusMonths(3))
        
              // fetch as single attribute with a COUNT
              .setCountDistinct(CountDistinctOrder.COUNT_DESC_ATTR_ASC)
              .findSingleAttributeList();
        
             for (CountedValue<Order.Status> entry : orderStatusCount) {
               System.out.println(" count:" + entry.getCount()+" orderStatus:" + entry.getValue() );
             }
        
           // produces
        
           count:3 orderStatus:NEW
           count:1 orderStatus:SHIPPED
           count:1 orderStatus:COMPLETE
        
         
      • setUseDocStore

        Query<TsetUseDocStore​(boolean useDocsStore)
        Set to true if this query should execute against the doc store.

        When setting this you may also consider disabling lazy loading.

      • setDisableLazyLoading

        Query<TsetDisableLazyLoading​(boolean disableLazyLoading)
        Set true if you want to disable lazy loading.

        That is, once the object graph is returned further lazy loading is disabled.

      • setDisableReadAuditing

        Query<TsetDisableReadAuditing()
        Disable read auditing for this query.

        This is intended to be used when the query is not a user initiated query and instead part of the internal processing in an application to load a cache or document store etc. In these cases we don't want the query to be part of read auditing.

      • setLabel

        Query<TsetLabel​(String label)
        Set a label on the query (to help identify query execution statistics).
      • having

        ExpressionList<Thaving()
        Add expressions to the having clause.

        The having clause is only used for queries based on raw sql (via SqlSelect annotation etc).

      • where

        ExpressionList<Twhere​(String expressions,
                                Object... params)
        Add the expressions to this expression list.
        Parameters:
        expressions - The expressions that are parsed and added to this expression list
        params - Bind parameters to match ? or ?1 bind positions.
      • jsonExists

        ExpressionList<TjsonExists​(String propertyName,
                                     String path)
        Path exists - for the given path in a JSON document.
        
        
           where().jsonExists("content", "path.other")
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - the property that holds a JSON document
        path - the nested path in the JSON document in dot notation
      • jsonNotExists

        ExpressionList<TjsonNotExists​(String propertyName,
                                        String path)
        Path does not exist - for the given path in a JSON document.
        
        
           where().jsonNotExists("content", "path.other")
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - the property that holds a JSON document
        path - the nested path in the JSON document in dot notation
      • jsonEqualTo

        ExpressionList<TjsonEqualTo​(String propertyName,
                                      String path,
                                      Object value)
        Equal to expression for the value at the given path in the JSON document.
        
        
           where().jsonEqualTo("content", "path.other", 34)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - the property that holds a JSON document
        path - the nested path in the JSON document in dot notation
        value - the value used to test against the document path's value
      • jsonNotEqualTo

        ExpressionList<TjsonNotEqualTo​(String propertyName,
                                         String path,
                                         Object value)
        Not Equal to - for the given path in a JSON document.
        
        
           where().jsonNotEqualTo("content", "path.other", 34)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - the property that holds a JSON document
        path - the nested path in the JSON document in dot notation
        value - the value used to test against the document path's value
      • ieq

        ExpressionList<Tieq​(String propertyName,
                              String value)
        Case Insensitive Equal To - property equal to the given value (typically using a lower() function to make it case insensitive).
      • ine

        ExpressionList<Tine​(String propertyName,
                              String value)
        Case Insensitive Not Equal To - property not equal to the given value (typically using a lower() function to make it case insensitive).
      • inRangeWith

        ExpressionList<TinRangeWith​(String lowProperty,
                                      String highProperty,
                                      Object value)
        Value in Range between 2 properties.
        
        
            .startDate.inRangeWith(endDate, now)
        
            // which equates to
            startDate <= now and (endDate > now or endDate is null)
        
         

        This is a convenience expression combining a number of simple expressions. The most common use of this could be called "effective dating" where 2 date or timestamp columns represent the date range in which

      • inRange

        ExpressionList<TinRange​(String propertyName,
                                  Object value1,
                                  Object value2)
        In Range - property >= value1 and property < value2.

        Unlike Between inRange is "half open" and usually more useful for use with dates or timestamps.

      • exampleLike

        ExpressionList<TexampleLike​(Object example)
        A "Query By Example" type of expression.

        Pass in an example entity and for each non-null scalar properties an expression is added.

        By Default this case sensitive, will ignore numeric zero values and will use a Like for string values (you must put in your own wildcards).

        To get control over the options you can create an ExampleExpression and set those options such as case insensitive etc.

        
        
         // create an example bean and set the properties
         // with the query parameters you want
         Customer example = new Customer();
         example.setName("Rob%");
         example.setNotes("%something%");
        
         List<Customer> list =
           DB.find(Customer.class)
             .where().exampleLike(example)
             .findList();
        
         

        Similarly you can create an ExampleExpression

        
        
         Customer example = new Customer();
         example.setName("Rob%");
         example.setNotes("%something%");
        
         // create a ExampleExpression with more control
         ExampleExpression qbe = new ExampleExpression(example, true, LikeType.EQUAL_TO).includeZeros();
        
         List<Customer> list = DB.find(Customer.class).where().add(qbe).findList();
        
         
      • like

        ExpressionList<Tlike​(String propertyName,
                               String value)
        Like - property like value where the value contains the SQL wild card characters % (percentage) and _ (underscore).
      • ilike

        ExpressionList<Tilike​(String propertyName,
                                String value)
        Case insensitive Like - property like value where the value contains the SQL wild card characters % (percentage) and _ (underscore). Typically uses a lower() function to make the expression case insensitive.
      • istartsWith

        ExpressionList<TistartsWith​(String propertyName,
                                      String value)
        Case insensitive Starts With - property like value%. Typically uses a lower() function to make the expression case insensitive.
      • iendsWith

        ExpressionList<TiendsWith​(String propertyName,
                                    String value)
        Case insensitive Ends With - property like %value. Typically uses a lower() function to make the expression case insensitive.
      • icontains

        ExpressionList<Ticontains​(String propertyName,
                                    String value)
        Case insensitive Contains - property like %value%. Typically uses a lower() function to make the expression case insensitive.
      • inOrEmpty

        ExpressionList<TinOrEmpty​(String propertyName,
                                    Collection<?> values)
        In where null or empty values means that no predicate is added to the query.

        That is, only add the IN predicate if the values are not null or empty.

        Without this we typically need to code an if block to only add the IN predicate if the collection is not empty like:

        Without inOrEmpty()

        
        
           query.where() // add some predicates
             .eq("status", Status.NEW);
        
           if (ids != null && !ids.isEmpty()) {
             query.where().in("customer.id", ids);
           }
        
           query.findList();
        
         

        Using inOrEmpty()

        
        
           query.where()
             .eq("status", Status.NEW)
             .inOrEmpty("customer.id", ids)
             .findList();
        
         
      • isIn

        default ExpressionList<TisIn​(String propertyName,
                                       Query<?> subQuery)
        In - using a subQuery.

        This is exactly the same as in() and provided due to "in" being a Kotlin keyword (and hence to avoid the slightly ugly escaping when using in() in Kotlin)

      • isIn

        default ExpressionList<TisIn​(String propertyName,
                                       Object... values)
        In - property has a value in the array of values.

        This is exactly the same as in() and provided due to "in" being a Kotlin keyword (and hence to avoid the slightly ugly escaping when using in() in Kotlin)

      • isIn

        default ExpressionList<TisIn​(String propertyName,
                                       Collection<?> values)
        In - property has a value in the collection of values.

        This is exactly the same as in() and provided due to "in" being a Kotlin keyword (and hence to avoid the slightly ugly escaping when using in() in Kotlin)

      • allEq

        ExpressionList<TallEq​(Map<String,​Object> propertyMap)
        All Equal - Map containing property names and their values.

        Expression where all the property names in the map are equal to the corresponding value.

        Parameters:
        propertyMap - a map keyed by property names.
      • arrayIsEmpty

        ExpressionList<TarrayIsEmpty​(String propertyName)
        Array is empty - for the given array property.

        Array support is effectively limited to Postgres at this time.

      • arrayIsNotEmpty

        ExpressionList<TarrayIsNotEmpty​(String propertyName)
        Array is not empty - for the given array property.

        Array support is effectively limited to Postgres at this time.

      • bitwiseAny

        ExpressionList<TbitwiseAny​(String propertyName,
                                     long flags)
        Add expression for ANY of the given bit flags to be set.
        
        
         where().bitwiseAny("flags", BwFlags.HAS_BULK + BwFlags.HAS_COLOUR)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property that holds the flags value
        flags - The flags we are looking for
      • bitwiseAll

        ExpressionList<TbitwiseAll​(String propertyName,
                                     long flags)
        Add expression for ALL of the given bit flags to be set.
        
        
         where().bitwiseAll("flags", BwFlags.HAS_BULK + BwFlags.HAS_COLOUR)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property that holds the flags value
        flags - The flags we are looking for
      • bitwiseNot

        ExpressionList<TbitwiseNot​(String propertyName,
                                     long flags)
        Add expression for the given bit flags to be NOT set.
        
        
         where().bitwiseNot("flags", BwFlags.HAS_COLOUR)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property that holds the flags value
        flags - The flags we are looking for
      • bitwiseAnd

        ExpressionList<TbitwiseAnd​(String propertyName,
                                     long flags,
                                     long match)
        Add bitwise AND expression of the given bit flags to compare with the match/mask.

        
        
         // Flags Bulk + Size = Size
         // ... meaning Bulk is not set and Size is set
        
         long selectedFlags = BwFlags.HAS_BULK + BwFlags.HAS_SIZE;
         long mask = BwFlags.HAS_SIZE; // Only Size flag set
        
         where().bitwiseAnd("flags", selectedFlags, mask)
        
         
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property that holds the flags value
        flags - The flags we are looking for
      • raw

        ExpressionList<Traw​(String raw,
                              Object value)
        Add raw expression with a single parameter.

        The raw expression should contain a single ? or ?1 at the location of the parameter. We use ?1 when binding a collection for an IN expression.

        When properties in the clause are fully qualified as table-column names then they are not translated. logical property name names (not fully qualified) will still be translated to their physical name.

        Examples:

        
        
           // use a database function
           raw("add_days(orderDate, 10) < ?", someDate)
        
           raw("name like ?", "Rob%")
        
           raw("name in (?1)", asList("Rob", "Fiona", "Jack"))
        
           raw("name = any(?)", asList("Rob", "Fiona", "Jack"))
        
         

        Subquery examples:

        
        
           // Bind collection using ?1
           .raw("id in (select c.id from o_customer c where c.name in (?1))", asList("Rob", "Fiona", "Jack"))
        
           // Using Postgres ANY expression
           .raw("t0.customer_id in (select customer_id from customer_group where group_id = any(?::uuid[]))", groupIds)
        
         
      • raw

        ExpressionList<Traw​(String raw,
                              Object... values)
        Add raw expression with an array of parameters.

        The raw expression should contain the same number of ? or ?1, ?2 ... bind parameters as there are values. We use ?1, ?2 etc when binding a collection for an IN expression.

        When properties in the clause are fully qualified as table-column names then they are not translated. logical property name names (not fully qualified) will still be translated to their physical name.

        Examples:

        
        
           raw("unitPrice > ? and product.id > ?", 2, 3)
        
           raw("(status = ? or (orderDate < ? and shipDate is null) or customer.name like ?)",
                 Order.Status.APPROVED,
                 new Timestamp(System.currentTimeMillis()),
                 "Rob")
        
         
      • raw

        ExpressionList<Traw​(String raw)
        Add raw expression with no parameters.

        When properties in the clause are fully qualified as table-column names then they are not translated. logical property name names (not fully qualified) will still be translated to their physical name.

        
        
           raw("orderQty < shipQty")
        
         

        Subquery example:

        
        
           .raw("t0.customer_id in (select customer_id from customer_group where group_id = any(?::uuid[]))", groupIds)
        
         
      • rawOrEmpty

        ExpressionList<TrawOrEmpty​(String raw,
                                     Collection<?> values)
        Only add the raw expression if the values is not null or empty.

        This is a pure convenience expression to make it nicer to deal with the pattern where we use raw() expression with a subquery and only want to add the subquery predicate when the collection of values is not empty.

        Without inOrEmpty()

        
        
           query.where() // add some predicates
             .eq("status", Status.NEW);
        
           // common pattern - we can use rawOrEmpty() instead
           if (orderIds != null && !orderIds.isEmpty()) {
             query.where().raw("t0.customer_id in (select o.customer_id from orders o where o.id in (?1))", orderIds);
           }
        
           query.findList();
        
         

        Using rawOrEmpty()

        Note that in the example below we use the ?1 bind parameter to get "parameter expansion" for each element in the collection.
        
        
           query.where()
             .eq("status", Status.NEW)
             // only add the expression if orderIds is not empty
             .rawOrEmpty("t0.customer_id in (select o.customer_id from orders o where o.id in (?1))", orderIds);
             .findList();
        
         

        Postgres ANY

        With Postgres we would often use the SQL ANY expression and array parameter binding rather than IN.
        
        
           query.where()
             .eq("status", Status.NEW)
             .rawOrEmpty("t0.customer_id in (select o.customer_id from orders o where o.id = any(?))", orderIds);
             .findList();
        
         

        Note that we need to cast the Postgres array for UUID types like:

        
        
           " ... = any(?::uuid[])"
        
         
        Parameters:
        raw - The raw expression that is typically a subquery
        values - The values which is typically a list or set of id values.
      • match

        ExpressionList<Tmatch​(String propertyName,
                                String search)
        Add a match expression.
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property name for the match
        search - The search value
      • match

        ExpressionList<Tmatch​(String propertyName,
                                String search,
                                Match options)
        Add a match expression with options.
        Parameters:
        propertyName - The property name for the match
        search - The search value
      • and

        Junction<Tand()
        Start a list of expressions that will be joined by AND's returning the expression list the expressions are added to.

        This is exactly the same as conjunction();

        Use endAnd() or endJunction() to end the AND junction.

        Note that a where() clause defaults to an AND junction so typically you only explicitly need to use the and() junction when it is nested inside an or() or not() junction.

        
        
          // Example: Nested and()
        
            .where()
            .or()
              .and() // nested and
                .startsWith("name", "r")
                .eq("anniversary", onAfter)
                .endAnd()
              .and()
                .eq("status", Customer.Status.ACTIVE)
                .gt("id", 0)
                .endAnd()
              .order().asc("name")
              .findList();
         
      • or

        Junction<Tor()
        Return a list of expressions that will be joined by OR's. This is exactly the same as disjunction();

        Use endOr() or endJunction() to end the OR junction.

        
        
          // Example: (status active OR anniversary is null)
        
            .where()
            .or()
              .eq("status", Customer.Status.ACTIVE)
              .isNull("anniversary")
            .order().asc("name")
            .findList();
        
         
        
        
          // Example: Use or() to join
          // two nested and() expressions
        
            .where()
            .or()
              .and()
                .startsWith("name", "r")
                .eq("anniversary", onAfter)
                .endAnd()
              .and()
                .eq("status", Customer.Status.ACTIVE)
                .gt("id", 0)
                .endAnd()
              .order().asc("name")
              .findList();
        
         
      • not

        Junction<Tnot()
        Return a list of expressions that will be wrapped by NOT.

        Use endNot() or endJunction() to end expressions being added to the NOT expression list.

        
        
            .where()
              .not()
                .gt("id", 1)
                .eq("anniversary", onAfter)
                .endNot()
        
         
        
        
         // Example: nested not()
        
           .where()
             .eq("status", Customer.Status.ACTIVE)
             .not()
               .gt("id", 1)
               .eq("anniversary", onAfter)
               .endNot()
             .order()
               .asc("name")
             .findList();
        
         
      • conjunction

        Junction<Tconjunction()
        Start (and return) a list of expressions that will be joined by AND's.

        This is the same as and().

      • disjunction

        Junction<Tdisjunction()
        Start (and return) a list of expressions that will be joined by OR's.

        This is the same as or().

      • must

        Junction<Tmust()
        Start a list of expressions that will be joined by MUST.

        This automatically makes the query a useDocStore(true) query that will execute against the document store (ElasticSearch etc).

        This is logically similar to and().

      • should

        Junction<Tshould()
        Start a list of expressions that will be joined by SHOULD.

        This automatically makes the query a useDocStore(true) query that will execute against the document store (ElasticSearch etc).

        This is logically similar to or().

      • mustNot

        Junction<TmustNot()
        Start a list of expressions that will be joined by MUST NOT.

        This automatically makes the query a useDocStore(true) query that will execute against the document store (ElasticSearch etc).

        This is logically similar to not().

      • endJunction

        ExpressionList<TendJunction()
        End a junction returning the parent expression list.

        Ends a and(), or(), not(), must(), mustNot() or should() junction such that you get the parent expression.

        Alternatively you can always use where() to return the top level expression list.