Bug in PHQL Subquery?

I created a query with an EXISTS subquery, which works fine:

$query = (new Builder())
    ->from(['a' => Activity::class])
    ->columns(['id', 'name', 'DATE_FORMAT(booked_start, "%Y") AS year'])
    ->where('NOT EXISTS(SELECT e.id FROM ' . Event::class . ' e WHERE e.activity_id = a.id)');

But now when I try to add an order:

$query = (new Builder())
    ->from(['a' => Activity::class])
    ->columns(['id', 'name', 'DATE_FORMAT(booked_start, "%Y") AS year'])
    ->where('NOT EXISTS(SELECT e.id FROM ' . Event::class . ' e WHERE e.activity_id = a.id)')
    ->orderBy('year ASC');

I get this error: Column 'year' doesn't belong to any of the selected models (1), when preparing: ...

If I remove the subquery:

$query = (new Builder())
    ->from(['a' => Activity::class])
    ->columns(['id', 'name', 'DATE_FORMAT(booked_start, "%Y") AS year'])
    ->orderBy('year ASC');

It does work

Is this a bug?

edited 21d ago

Perhaps try with:

  ->orderBy('booked_start');

just to rule out columns precedence.

I guess your Event table does not have column year?

Also why don't you do JOIN on those tables? DB will then filter out NOT exists case for you...



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edited 21d ago

Ordering by an existing column does work. And Event doesn't have a column year.

I know I can also use JOIN, I already did that in my code, I'm just trying to figure out if this is a bug.

And Event doesn't have a column year.

So that is the culprit. PHQL will try to use latter table.... for some reason. IDK whenever it's a bug or "by design" thing. Hope someone with more in-depth knowledge about it will reply.