WP_Meta_Query::sanitize_query( array $queries )

Ensure the ‘meta_query’ argument passed to the class constructor is well-formed.


Description Description

Eliminates empty items and ensures that a ‘relation’ is set.


Parameters Parameters

$queries

(array) (Required) Array of query clauses.


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Return Return

(array) Sanitized array of query clauses.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-meta-query.php

	public function sanitize_query( $queries ) {
		$clean_queries = array();

		if ( ! is_array( $queries ) ) {
			return $clean_queries;
		}

		foreach ( $queries as $key => $query ) {
			if ( 'relation' === $key ) {
				$relation = $query;

			} elseif ( ! is_array( $query ) ) {
				continue;

			// First-order clause.
			} elseif ( $this->is_first_order_clause( $query ) ) {
				if ( isset( $query['value'] ) && array() === $query['value'] ) {
					unset( $query['value'] );
				}

				$clean_queries[ $key ] = $query;

			// Otherwise, it's a nested query, so we recurse.
			} else {
				$cleaned_query = $this->sanitize_query( $query );

				if ( ! empty( $cleaned_query ) ) {
					$clean_queries[ $key ] = $cleaned_query;
				}
			}
		}

		if ( empty( $clean_queries ) ) {
			return $clean_queries;
		}

		// Sanitize the 'relation' key provided in the query.
		if ( isset( $relation ) && 'OR' === strtoupper( $relation ) ) {
			$clean_queries['relation'] = 'OR';
			$this->has_or_relation = true;

		/*
		 * If there is only a single clause, call the relation 'OR'.
		 * This value will not actually be used to join clauses, but it
		 * simplifies the logic around combining key-only queries.
		 */
		} elseif ( 1 === count( $clean_queries ) ) {
			$clean_queries['relation'] = 'OR';

		// Default to AND.
		} else {
			$clean_queries['relation'] = 'AND';
		}

		return $clean_queries;
	}

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Version Description
4.1.0 Introduced.


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