I have a syntax issue on using conditional clauses with EFQ, but the documentation on drupal.org is a bit unclear for me. I have google the whole Internet for this with no results at all. My hook implementation is based on another drupal.stackexchange question

The code works for a single ->fieldCondition but when I try to implement the hook below,

    $query = new EntityFieldQuery();
    $entityFormSubmissionIds = $query->entityCondition('entity_type', 'entityform')

/** Implements hook_query_TAG_alter

@param QueryAlterableInterface $query */

function mymodule_query_or_alter(QueryAlterableInterface $query) {
 $or = db_or()->condition('field_a',$term->tid)
       ->condition('field_B', $term->tid);

Fatal error: Call to undefined method DatabaseCondition::execute()

  • When you alter the query it's not a EFQ any more, it's just a standard query. So you can't use fieldCondition and other EFQ-specific methods. You'll need to use the usual condition method – Clive Nov 26 '18 at 8:56
  • If you are setting your conditions like that, it won't work. You need to add the conditions to the db_or object then add the db_or to the query. – Alfred Armstrong Nov 26 '18 at 9:37
  • @Clive I edited my question based on your comment. – staminna Nov 26 '18 at 9:37
  • @AlfredArmstrong, Can you provide a small example? – staminna Nov 26 '18 at 9:38
  • Instead of $query->condition('field_A1', $my->tid) write $db_or->condition(...) and so on for your other fields. That creates an OR clause containing those fields, which you then add to your query using the condition method on the query itself. – Alfred Armstrong Nov 26 '18 at 9:42

In the alter hook, you should not be calling execute(). You don't want to run the query at this point, just change it.

function mymodule_query_or_alter(QueryAlterableInterface $query) {
 $or = db_or()->condition('field_a',$term->tid)
       ->condition('field_B', $term->tid);
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  • PDOException: SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column 'field_A' in 'where clause': SELECT entityform.entityform_id AS entity_id, entityform.type AS bundle, :entity_type AS entity_type, NULL AS revision_id FROM {entityform} entityform WHERE ( (field_A = :db_condition_placeholder_0) OR (field_A_s = :db_condition_placeholder_1) )AND( (field_B[:entity_type] => entityform ) in EntityFieldQuery->execute() (line 1216 of entity.inc). – staminna Nov 26 '18 at 10:41
  • field_a and fields_b are part of fieldable entity of type entityform, but it looks like EFQ is looking to compare entityform ids's with they taxonomy term field_a and b term id's. – staminna Nov 26 '18 at 10:45
  • This is because those fields are not part of the base table. Thinking about it you will be better off forgetting about EFQ and starting with a db_select instead. Then you won't need an alter and you can handcraft the query exactly to you needs. – Alfred Armstrong Nov 26 '18 at 10:48
  • The thing is I don't know how to db_select entityform. The fields are not in it's table, and everything else is inside a Blob – staminna Nov 26 '18 at 12:03
  • Fields are never in an entity's table. They will be in tables called "field_data_NAME_OF_FIELD'. So you have to join them as part of the query. There's an example here drupal.org/docs/7/api/database-api/dynamic-queries/joins – Alfred Armstrong Nov 26 '18 at 12:29

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