[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #37378: 4.6 breaks tax query alterations (i.e. INNER_JOIN)

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Sat Jul 16 00:16:15 UTC 2016

#37378: 4.6 breaks tax query alterations (i.e. INNER_JOIN)
 Reporter:  nimmolo       |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Query         |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                |
 It seems altering the tax query $pieces['join'] or $pieces['orderby'] is
 breaking the query.

 The following function is from repository plugin
 [https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-taxonomy-ordering/ Simple Taxonomy
 Ordering]. The plugin function works in 4.5.3., no errors.

 *       Re-Order the taxonomies based on the tax_position value
 *       @since 0.1
 public function yikes_alter_tax_order( $pieces, $taxonomies, $args ) {
         foreach( $taxonomies as $taxonomy ) {
                 // confirm the tax is set to hierarchical -- else do not
 allow sorting
                 if( $this->yikes_is_taxonomy_position_enabled( $taxonomy )
 ) {
                         global $wpdb;
                         $pieces['join'] .= " INNER JOIN $wpdb->termmeta AS
 term_meta ON t.term_id = term_meta.term_id";
                         $pieces['orderby'] = "ORDER BY
         return $pieces;


 Throws this error message:

 `WordPress database error  You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the
 manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax
 to use near 'ORDER BY term_meta.meta_value ASC' at line 1 for query SELECT
 t.*, tt.* FROM wp_fv47w7_terms AS t INNER JOIN wp_fv47w7_term_taxonomy AS
 tt ON t.term_id = tt.term_id INNER JOIN wp_fv47w7_termmeta AS term_meta ON
 t.term_id = term_meta.term_id WHERE tt.taxonomy IN ('category') ORDER BY
 ORDER BY term_meta.meta_value ASC made by WP_List_Table->display,
 WP_Terms_List_Table->display_rows_or_placeholder, get_terms,
 WP_Term_Query->query, WP_Term_Query->get_terms`

 Is the syntax in fact incorrect?

 I'm not great with query syntax, but if incorrect it seems it would have
 thrown the error in WP 4.5.3

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/37378>
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