After Two Queries Are Returned Merge Them and Order Them

I am using mySQL. I run two different finds and once I get them both
back I want to merge the results and order them? What is the best way
to go about this?

Thanks for your help! :slight_smile:

Assuming that you're not mixing results of two different classes (apples
and oranges)..

@all_apples = @first_apples + @second_apples
@sorted_apples = @all_apples.sort { |a,b| a.sortable_value <=>
b.sortable_value }

But, I would strongly recommend investigating the possibility of doing
it all in one sql call. You'll find it much faster, especially if
you're dealing with a ton of apples. find_by_sql may be your only
option in that regard, but it might be worth it. If you're only dealing
with a bushel of apples each time, then the above may be sufficient.

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