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CakePHP 1.3 Application Development Cookbook by Mariano Iglesias

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Limiting the bindings returned in a find

This recipe shows how to use Containable to specify what related models are returned as a result of a find operation. It also shows us how to limit which fields are obtained for each association.

Getting ready

To go through this recipe we need some sample tables to work with.

  1. Create a table named families, using the following SQL statement:
    CREATE TABLE `families`(
    `id` INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL,
    `name` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
    PRIMARY KEY(`id`)
    );
    
  2. Create a table named people, using the following SQL statement:
    CREATE TABLE `people`( `id` INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL, `family_id` INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, `name` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, `email` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY(`id`), KEY `family_id`(`family_id`), ...

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