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Provide a way to query issues qith Liquid (Feature #665)

Added by Holger Just at 2011-10-17 05:21 pm. Updated at 2012-07-11 02:31 pm.

Status:Open Start date:2011-10-17
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Holger Just % Done:


Category:Text formatting
Target version:-
Remote issue URL: Affected version:


Once we have full liquid support (see #604) it is desirable to have access to about all objects from within the language with issues being the most important object type here.

I started working on an extension which utilizes a simple treetop grammar to parse a DSL for filter specification and to subsequently create the issues and make them available to the user.

The syntax currently looks like this:

{% query my_query %}
status o
author_id = 1
{% endquery %}

|_. ID |_. Subject |_. Status |
{% for issue in my_query.issues %}
| {{}} | {{issue.subject}} | {{}} |
{% endfor %}

You have {{my_query.count}} open issues.

This generates the following example output:

ID Subject Status
1 This is an issue New
2 A second issue New

You have 2 open issues.

What is missing yet is full support for all attributes and more user-friendly input as it currently relies on the filter representation inside the query class which sometimes is not obvious.

Also missing are facilities for sorting and a performant way of slicing (i.e. without first instantiating all previous issues).

Related issues

blocked by Feature #604: Liquid Markup on top of Textile Closed 2011-09-02


Updated by Holger Just at 2011-10-17 05:48 pm

You can find the current code at

It builds on top of the current issues/unstable/604-liquid branch which contains the code for #604.

Updated by Holger Just at 2012-07-11 02:31 pm

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