Rails 3 - ActiveRecord NOT / NOT IN

I've been looking for a while and I can't find a way to compose an
activerecord .where query that excludes certain ranges / values.

Like User.where(:id !=> [3,9,23], :active => 1)

help?

meta_where gem could help
https://github.com/ernie/meta_where

You could always take the difference of two queries, if needed:

User.all - User.where(:id => [1,2,3])

If your list of ids to exclude is not long, you can also use SQL in a where argument:

User.where(“id != ? and id != ?”, 1, 2)

Phil

I’ve been looking for a while and I can’t find a way to compose an

activerecord .where query that excludes certain ranges / values.

Like User.where(:id !=> [3,9,23], :active => 1)

User.where([“active = 1 AND id NOT IN (?)”, [3,9,23]])

If it were me, I’d create a scope on User named ‘active’ so you could do…

User.active.where([“id NOT IN (?)”, [3,9,23]])

You could even create a “not_in” scope if you wanted to, but that might be going a little too far…

https://github.com/ernie/meta_where looks like it has some pretty useful
extensions to the default .where

thanks!