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SQL error when searching channel by custom field across multiple sites. #134

jonathandixon opened this Issue Feb 18, 2019 · 0 comments


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jonathandixon commented Feb 18, 2019

Description of the problem
In a multi-site setup using the search:my_date_field=">={current_time format='%U'}" option to search entries across sites results in a SQL error. The generated SQL attempts to join the channel data field table multiple times.

How To Reproduce
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Create Multiple Sites
  2. Create a custom date field.
  3. Create a channel that uses the custom field (only has to be on one site).
  4. In a template use the code below.

Error Messages

SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1066 Not unique table/alias: 'exp_channel_data_field_111':
SELECT t.entry_id , exp_channels.channel_id FROM exp_channel_titles AS t LEFT JOIN exp_channels ON t.channel_id = exp_channels.channel_id LEFT JOIN exp_channel_data AS wd ON t.entry_id = wd.entry_id LEFT JOIN exp_channel_data_field_111 ON exp_channel_data_field_111.entry_id = t.entry_id LEFT JOIN exp_channel_data_field_111 ON exp_channel_data_field_111.entry_id = t.entry_id LEFT JOIN exp_channel_data_field_105 ON exp_channel_data_field_105.entry_id = t.entry_id WHERE t.entry_id != '' AND t.site_id IN ('1','2') AND t.entry_date < 1550512174 AND (t.expiration_date = 0 OR t.expiration_date > 1550512174) AND t.channel_id IN (18) AND t.status = 'open' AND t.status != 'closed' AND (( wd.site_id = 1 AND exp_channel_data_field_111.field_id_111 >= 1550512174) OR ( wd.site_id = 2 AND exp_channel_data_field_111.field_id_111 >= 1550512174))ORDER BY t.sticky desc, CONCAT(exp_channel_data_field_105.field_id_105, exp_channel_data_field_105.field_id_105) asc, t.entry_id asc LIMIT 0, 1

#0 ee/legacy/database/drivers/mysqli/mysqli_driver.php(112): CI_DB_mysqli_connection->query('SELECT t.entry_...')
#1 ee/legacy/database/DB_driver.php(270): CI_DB_mysqli_driver->_execute('SELECT t.entry_...')
#2 ee/legacy/database/DB_driver.php(180): CI_DB_driver->simple_query('SELECT t.entry_...')
#3 ee/EllisLab/Addons/channel/ CI_DB_driver->query('SELECT t.entry_...')
#4 ee/EllisLab/Addons/channel/ Channel->build_sql_query()
#5 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(1845): Channel->entries()
#6 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(1480): EE_Template->process_tags()
#7 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(576): EE_Template->tags()
#8 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(232): EE_Template->parse('{!-- ra:0000000...', true, 1, false)
#9 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(1133): EE_Template->fetch_and_parse('home', '_news-events', true, 1)
#10 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(1014): EE_Template->process_sub_templates('{!-- ra:0000000...')
#11 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(623): EE_Template->process_layout_template('{!-- ra:0000000...', NULL)
#12 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(232): EE_Template->parse('{!-- ra:0000000...', false, 1, false)
#13 ee/legacy/libraries/Template.php(165): EE_Template->fetch_and_parse('home', Array, false)
#14 ee/legacy/libraries/Core.php(661): EE_Template->run_template_engine('home', 'index')
#15 ee/legacy/controllers/ee.php(63): EE_Core->generate_page()
#16 [internal function]: EE->index()
#17 ee/EllisLab/ExpressionEngine/Core/Core.php(241): call_user_func_array(Array, Array)
#18 ee/EllisLab/ExpressionEngine/Core/Core.php(110): EllisLab\ExpressionEngine\Core\Core->runController(Array)
#19 ee/EllisLab/ExpressionEngine/Boot/boot.php(151): EllisLab\ExpressionEngine\Core\Core->run(Object(EllisLab\ExpressionEngine\Core\Request))
#20 index.php(179): require_once('...')
#20 index.php(179): require_once('...')

Template Code

{exp:channel:entries channel="events"
        search:common_end_time=">={current_time format='%U'}"
        site="not random"}

Environment Details:

  • Version: 5.0.1
  • PHP Version 7.2
  • MySQL Version 5.7
  • OS: Linux Docker Containers on MacOS
  • Web Server: Apache + PHP-fpm

Possible Solution
Only do the LEFT JOIN if the table is not already joined. See,

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