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How do I filter a SOQL Query (parent/child) to not show recordsets where the child is empty?

I am using a custom object which is a child of the account object.

 

If I run this query:

 

Select a.Name, (Select Partner_Research_Name__c, Partner_Research_URL__c From Partner_Research_Records__r) From Account a

 

I get a list of all accounts some of which contain a record Partner_Research_Records__r that is blank, and others (when the object is present in the parent object) a set of values.

 

I want to add something to the where clause that will filter out any responses where the Partner_Research_Records__r recordset is null, however I can't seem to figure out the proper syntax.

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jhurstjhurst

There are a couple of ways to do this.

 

1: You can filter your query to only look at Accounts that have the child records.  Your query would look like:

 

 

Select a.Name, (Select Partner_Research_Name__c, Partner_Research_URL__c From Partner_Research_Records__r) From Account a where a.id in (select account__c from Partner_Research_Records__c where account__c != '')

 

 

This gathers a list of all the account IDs from your partner research records where the Account__c field is not empty.  This will be a list of all the accounts that have childre.  Applied as the filter, only accounts with children will show up.

 

2. You can create a rollup summary field on the account that is a count of the number of child records.  You can then apply a filter to your query to be:

 

 

Select a.Name, (Select Partner_Research_Name__c, Partner_Research_URL__c From Partner_Research_Records__r) From Account a where a.rollup_summary_field__c > 0

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jay

 

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jhurstjhurst

There are a couple of ways to do this.

 

1: You can filter your query to only look at Accounts that have the child records.  Your query would look like:

 

 

Select a.Name, (Select Partner_Research_Name__c, Partner_Research_URL__c From Partner_Research_Records__r) From Account a where a.id in (select account__c from Partner_Research_Records__c where account__c != '')

 

 

This gathers a list of all the account IDs from your partner research records where the Account__c field is not empty.  This will be a list of all the accounts that have childre.  Applied as the filter, only accounts with children will show up.

 

2. You can create a rollup summary field on the account that is a count of the number of child records.  You can then apply a filter to your query to be:

 

 

Select a.Name, (Select Partner_Research_Name__c, Partner_Research_URL__c From Partner_Research_Records__r) From Account a where a.rollup_summary_field__c > 0

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jay

 

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