user462455 user462455 - 19 days ago 5
Python Question

NDB Query builder doesn't work as expected

I have the following query in my application

query = cls.query().filter(cls.taskgroup_id == taskgroup_id, cls.availability == True, cls.task_id > min_task_id).order(cls.task_id)
query.fetch(1)


Above works fine as expected. (Fetches only those entities, which match taskgroup_id, and is available, and task_id > min_task_id)

However, when I break query into multiple statements.

query = cls.query()
query.filter(cls.taskgroup_id == taskgroup_id)
query.filter(cls.availability == True)
query.filter(cls.task_id > min_task_id)


It doesn't work as expected.

When I run [2], query formation broken down into multiple statements, it returns me a entity whose availability is False, and task_id is equal to min_task_id.

[2] doesn't work as expected (or as I expect). I think there is a user error here. Wondering what it is.

Answer

From Filtering by Property Values (emphasis mine):

query = Account.query(Account.userid >= 40, Account.userid < 50)

[...]

Instead of specifying an entire query filter in a single expression, you may find it more convenient to build it up in steps: for example:

appengine/standard/ndb/queries/snippets.py

query1 = Account.query()  # Retrieve all Account entitites
query2 = query1.filter(Account.userid >= 40)  # Filter on userid >= 40
query3 = query2.filter(Account.userid < 50)  # Filter on userid < 50 too

query3 is equivalent to the query variable from the previous example. Note that query objects are immutable, so the construction of query2 does not affect query1 and the construction of query3 does not affect query1 or query2.

In other words for your example none of the query.filter() statements actually modifies query.

Just assign the results of the statements to local variables and use those instead, just as in the quoted example.