How do I sort my columns inside my AJAX search result?

I have just converted into sunspot but am having problems geting my
sorting of columns to work in the controller. My old controller action
looked like this:

def index
  @user = current_user
  @products = @user.products.search(params[:search]).order(sort_column +
' ' + sort_direction)
end

However I haven't been able to apply this into my new controller action.

Any ideas?

My complete application:

models/product.rb:

class Product < ActiveRecord::Base
  attr_accessible :ean, :name, :price, :stock, :user_id, :sku
  belongs_to :user

  validates :user_id, presence: true

  searchable do
    text :ean, :sku, :name
  end
end

controllers/products_controller.rb:

class ProductsController < ApplicationController

  helper_method :sort_column, :sort_direction

  def index
    @user = current_user
    @search = @user.products.search do
      fulltext params[:search]
    end
    @products = @search.results
  end

  private

  def sort_column
    Product.column_names.include?(params[:sort]) ? params[:sort] :
"name"
  end

  def sort_direction
    %w[asc desc].include?(params[:direction]) ? params[:direction] :
"asc"
  end
end

views/products/index.html.erb:

<%= form_tag products_path, :method => :get, :id => "products_search" do
%>
  <p>
    <%= text_field_tag :search, params[:search] %>
    <%= submit_tag "Search", :name => nil, class: "btn btn-large
btn-primary" %>
  </p>
  <div id="products"><%= render 'products' %></div>
<% end %>

views/index.js.erb:

$('#products').html('<%= escape_javascript(render("products")) %>');

views/products/_products.html.erb:

<%= hidden_field_tag :direction, params[:direction] %>
<%= hidden_field_tag :sort, params[:sort] %>
<table class="pretty">
  <tr>
    <th><%= sortable "sku", "SKU" %></th>
    <th><%= sortable "name", "Name" %></th>
    <th><%= sortable "stock", "Stock" %></th>
    <th><%= sortable "price", "Price" %></th>
    <th><%= sortable "ean", "EAN" %></th>
  </tr>
  <% for product in @products %>
  <tr>
    <td><%= product.sku %></td>
    <td><%= product.name %></td>
    <td><%= product.stock %></td>
    <td><%= product.price %></td>
    <td><%= product.ean %></td>
  </tr>
  <% end %>
</table>

assets/javascripts/application.js:

$(function () {
  $('#products th a').live('click',
    function () {
      $.getScript(this.href);
      return false;
    }
  );

  $('#products_search input').keyup(function () {
    $.get($("#products_search").attr("action"),
$("#products_search").serialize(), null, 'script');
    return false;
  });
});

def index

@user = current_user

@search = @user.products.search do

  fulltext params[:search]

end

@products = @search.results

end

if @search is not an ActiveRecord::Relation object you cant chain it with another ActiveRecord::Relation object. What class does the search function returns? are you using a gem? the search function could be returning an array in which case you have to build your own sorting mechanism.

Radhames Brito wrote in post #1065828:

if @search is not an ActiveRecord::Relation object you cant chain it
with
another ActiveRecord::Relation object. What class does the search
function
returns? are you using a gem? the search function could be returning an
array in which case you have to build your own sorting mechanism.

Hi rbritom.

I am using the sunspot_rails gem (https://github.com/sunspot/sunspot).

My old search function (and sorting function) was build after Railscast
240 (http://railscasts.com/episodes/240-search-sort-paginate-with-ajax),
but as I needed to search through multiple columns I implemented Sunspot
instead. Not quite sure if @search is an ActiveRecord::Relation. Fairly
new to Rails.

Anders Andrew wrote in post #1065829:

Radhames Brito wrote in post #1065828:

if @search is not an ActiveRecord::Relation object you cant chain it
with
another ActiveRecord::Relation object. What class does the search
function
returns? are you using a gem? the search function could be returning an
array in which case you have to build your own sorting mechanism.

Hi rbritom.

I am using the sunspot_rails gem (https://github.com/sunspot/sunspot).

My old search function (and sorting function) was build after Railscast
240 (http://railscasts.com/episodes/240-search-sort-paginate-with-ajax),
but as I needed to search through multiple columns I implemented Sunspot
instead. Not quite sure if @search is an ActiveRecord::Relation. Fairly
new to Rails.

When I look around on the internet I can see that people uses sort_by to
make it work, e.g.:

  def index
    @user = current_user
      @search = @user.products.search do
      fulltext params[:search]
      order_by sort_column, sort_direction
    end
    @products = @search.results
  end

However it stil breaks. With this error message:

Sunspot::UnrecognizedFieldError in ProductsController#index
No field configured for Product with name 'name'