count of child model in Model.find

Hello JB,

I have tested your query and it works correctly. Perhaps provide the
error trace and the list might be able to help you further.


Ah, to clarify, I tested it on MySQL. Maybe try testing the query
against Postgres directly and then see what rails is generating to
compare. Try passing the query directly through rails. It appears to
be an error thrown by Postgres.


Nicholas Henry wrote:

Counter cache field is not really an option to be honest,should be able
to get this in a query i would have thought.

Im on rails 2.3 and postgres version 8.3

error trace below:

[4;35;1mUser Load (0.0ms) [0m [0mRuntimeError: ERROR C42803
Mcolumn "" must appear in the GROUP BY clause or be used in
an aggregate function F.\src\backend\parser\parse_agg.c L330
Rcheck_ungrouped_columns_walker: SELECT users.*, count( as
orders_count FROM "users" left outer join orders on orders.user_id = GROUP BY [0m

This is not Rails' fault. This is postgres being stricter with you
than more lenient databases; see
in particular

"In the second query, we could not have written SELECT * FROM test1
GROUP BY x, because there is no single value for the column y that
could be associated with each group."

which is basically what you are doing

Frederick Cheung wrote: