View Source Expressions

In addition to the expressions listed in the Ash expressions guide, AshSqlite provides the following expressions


Fragments allow you to use arbitrary sqlite expressions in your queries. Fragments can often be an escape hatch to allow you to do things that don't have something officially supported with Ash.


Simple expressions

fragment("? / ?", points, count)

Calling functions

fragment("repeat('hello', 4)")

Using entire queries

fragment("points > (SELECT SUM(points) FROM games WHERE user_id = ? AND id != ?)", user_id, id)

a last resport

Using entire queries as shown above is a last resort, but can sometimes be the best way to accomplish a given task.

In calculations

calculations do
  calculate :lower_name, :string, expr(
    fragment("LOWER(?)", name)

In migrations

create table(:managers, primary_key: false) do
  add :id, :uuid, null: false, default: fragment("UUID_GENERATE_V4()"), primary_key: true


These wrap the sqlite builtin like operator

Please be aware, these match patterns not raw text. Use contains/1 if you want to match text without supporting patterns, i.e % and _ have semantic meaning!

For example:

Ash.Query.filter(User, like(name, "%obo%")) # name contains obo anywhere in the string, case sensitively