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Querying: Intersection

To allow users to intersect queries on the server-side and return only documents that match all the provided sub-queries, we introduced the query intersection feature.

Let's consider a case where we have a T-Shirt class:

public class TShirt {
    private String id;
    private int releaseYear;
    private String manufacturer;
    private List<TShirtType> types;

    public String getId() {
        return id;
    }

    public void setId(String id) {
        this.id = id;
    }

    public int getReleaseYear() {
        return releaseYear;
    }

    public void setReleaseYear(int releaseYear) {
        this.releaseYear = releaseYear;
    }

    public String getManufacturer() {
        return manufacturer;
    }

    public void setManufacturer(String manufacturer) {
        this.manufacturer = manufacturer;
    }

    public List<TShirtType> getTypes() {
        return types;
    }

    public void setTypes(List<TShirtType> types) {
        this.types = types;
    }
}

public class TShirtType {
    private String color;
    private String size;

    public String getColor() {
        return color;
    }

    public void setColor(String color) {
        this.color = color;
    }

    public String getSize() {
        return size;
    }

    public void setSize(String size) {
        this.size = size;
    }

    public TShirtType() {
    }

    public TShirtType(String color, String size) {
        this.color = color;
        this.size = size;
    }
}

We will fill our database with few records:

TShirt tShirt1 = new TShirt();
tShirt1.setId("tshirts/1");
tShirt1.setManufacturer("Raven");
tShirt1.setReleaseYear(2010);
tShirt1.setTypes(Arrays.asList(
    new TShirtType("Blue", "Small"),
    new TShirtType("Black", "Small"),
    new TShirtType("Black", "Medium"),
    new TShirtType("Gray", "Large")
));
session.store(tShirt1);

TShirt tShirt2 = new TShirt();
tShirt2.setId("tshirts/2");
tShirt2.setManufacturer("Wolf");
tShirt2.setReleaseYear(2011);
tShirt2.setTypes(Arrays.asList(
    new TShirtType("Blue", "Small"),
    new TShirtType("Black", "Large"),
    new TShirtType("Gray", "Medium")
));
session.store(tShirt2);

TShirt tShirt3 = new TShirt();
tShirt3.setId("tshirts/3");
tShirt3.setManufacturer("Raven");
tShirt3.setReleaseYear(2011);
tShirt3.setTypes(Arrays.asList(
    new TShirtType("Yellow", "Small"),
    new TShirtType("Gray", "Large")
));
session.store(tShirt3);

TShirt tShirt4 = new TShirt();
tShirt4.setId("tshirts/4");
tShirt4.setManufacturer("Raven");
tShirt4.setReleaseYear(2012);
tShirt4.setTypes(Arrays.asList(
    new TShirtType("Blue", "Small"),
    new TShirtType("Gray", "Large")
));
session.store(tShirt4);

Now we want to return all the T-shirts that are manufactured by Raven and contain both Small Blue and Large Gray types.

To do this, we need to use the intersect query method:

List<TShirts_ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear.Result> result = session.query(TShirts_ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear.Result.class,
    TShirts_ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear.class)
    .whereEquals("manufacturer", "Raven")
    .intersect()
    .whereEquals("color", "Blue")
    .andAlso()
    .whereEquals("size", "Small")
    .intersect()
    .whereEquals("color", "Gray")
    .andAlso()
    .whereEquals("size", "large")
    .toList();
public static class TShirts_ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear extends AbstractIndexCreationTask {
    public static class Result {
        private String manufacturer;
        private String color;
        private String size;
        private int releaseYear;

        public String getManufacturer() {
            return manufacturer;
        }

        public void setManufacturer(String manufacturer) {
            this.manufacturer = manufacturer;
        }

        public String getColor() {
            return color;
        }

        public void setColor(String color) {
            this.color = color;
        }

        public String getSize() {
            return size;
        }

        public void setSize(String size) {
            this.size = size;
        }

        public int getReleaseYear() {
            return releaseYear;
        }

        public void setReleaseYear(int releaseYear) {
            this.releaseYear = releaseYear;
        }
    }

    public TShirts_ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear() {
        map = "docs.TShirts.SelectMany(tshirt => tshirt.types, (tshirt, type) => new {" +
            "    manufacturer = tshirt.manufacturer," +
            "    color = type.color," +
            "    size = type.size," +
            "    releaseYear = tshirt.releaseYear" +
            "})";
    }
}
from index 'TShirts/ByManufacturerColorSizeAndReleaseYear' 
where intersect(manufacturer = 'Raven', color = 'Blue' and size = 'Small', color = 'Gray' and size = 'Large')

The above query will return tshirts/1 and tshirts/4 as a result. The document tshirts/2 will not be included because it is not manufactured by Raven, and tshirts/3 is not available in Small Blue so it does not match all the sub-queries.