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Ransack is great for simple cases, however imho on more complex scenarios I'd rather write search from scratch, otherwise one ends up with those long names like name_matches_or_translation_name_matches that are somewhat unintuitive, and some even more complex scenarios cannot be expressed at all. So when search requirements bypass a certain threshold one should replace Ransack with a solution from scratch rather than fight it's API.


I have a gist integrating Squeel with CanCan ( ) that lets one do outer joins and less common operations:

# example domain names:,

# in ability
can :manage, Domain, :permissions.outer => {:user_id =>}
can :manage, Domain, :name_reversed.matches => "#{domain.name_reversed}.%" # descendants

# in controller
@domains = Domain.accessible_by(current_ability) # or
authorize! :read, @domain

Hope Ryan will integrate it soon.