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ReQL command: hasFields

Command syntax

sequence.hasFields([selector1, selector2...]) → stream

array.hasFields([selector1, selector2...]) → array

object.hasFields([selector1, selector2...]) → boolean


Test if an object has one or more fields. An object has a field if it has that key and the key has a non-null value. For instance, the object {'a': 1,'b': 2,'c': null} has the fields a and b.

When applied to a single object, hasFields returns true if the object has the fields and false if it does not. When applied to a sequence, it will return a new sequence (an array or stream) containing the elements that have the specified fields.

Example: Return the players who have won games.

r.table('players').hasFields('games_won').run(conn, callback)

Example: Return the players who have not won games. To do this, use hasFields with not, wrapped with filter.

).run(conn, callback)

Example: Test if a specific player has won any games.

    ).hasFields('games_won').run(conn, callback)

Nested Fields

hasFields lets you test for nested fields in objects. If the value of a field is itself a set of key/value pairs, you can test for the presence of specific keys.

Example: In the players table, the games_won field contains one or more fields for kinds of games won:

    games_won: {
        playoffs: 2,
        championships: 1

Return players who have the “championships” field.

r.table('players').hasFields({'games_won': {'championships': true}}).run(conn, callback)

Note that true in the example above is testing for the existence of championships as a field, not testing to see if the value of the championships field is set to true. There’s a more convenient shorthand form available. (See pluck for more details on this.)

r.table('players').hasFields({'games_won': 'championships'}
    ).run(conn, callback)

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