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From "Anil Gangolli (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (ROL-1756) getMostCommentedWeblogs() doesn't return most commented weblogs unless called with limit = -1
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2008 16:07:19 GMT
getMostCommentedWeblogs() doesn't return most commented weblogs unless called with limit =
-1
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                 Key: ROL-1756
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/roller/browse/ROL-1756
             Project: Roller
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Database Access & Data Model
    Affects Versions: 4.0
         Environment: Doesn't look environment-specific.  Environment was:  Roller 4.0, MySQL
5.0, unknown Java version.

            Reporter: Anil Gangolli
            Assignee: Roller Unassigned
            Priority: Minor



This issue was originally reported by Guglielmo Carandente <g.carandente@cnmedia.it>


If you call getMostCommentedWeblogs() with a limit value other than -1, it may not actually
return the most commented weblogs.

This  getMostCommentedWeblogs() method is exposed as part of the site model and the call goes
down to WeblogEntryManager.getMostCommentedWeblogEntries().

The problem results because the query itself does not do any ordering on its result set because
(according to a comment near the query definition) of a restriction in JPA QL, yet if you
pass a limit value other than -1 the query result set is limited to the specified size.  The
ordering is then done by sorting the results in the Java code within the method WeblogEntryManager.getMostCommentedWeblogEntries().
 So if you limit of the result set, it may not contain the most commented entries.  You'll
just end up sorting the first n entries returned by the query where n is the value of limit
passed.

To work around this bug, you can pass -1 for the length limit  and then limit the number of
results you actually display in your velocity template.  

The performance of this workaround may not be acceptable if you have a large number of blogs
on the site.

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