(Quick Reference)



Dynamic method that uses the properties of the domain class to create query method expressions that return all matching instances of the domain class


Given this domain class:

class Book {
    String title
    Date releaseDate
    String author
    Boolean paperback

The following are all possible:

def results = Book.findAllByTitle("The Shining",
                  [max: 10, sort: "title", order: "desc", offset: 100])

results = Book.findAllByTitleAndAuthor("The Sum of All Fears", "Tom Clancy")

results = Book.findAllByReleaseDateBetween(firstDate, new Date())

results = Book.findAllByReleaseDateGreaterThanEquals(firstDate)

results = Book.findAllByTitleLike("%Hobbit%")

results = Book.findAllByTitleIlike("%Hobbit%") // ignore case

results = Book.findAllByTitleNotEqual("Harry Potter")

results = Book.findAllByReleaseDateIsNull()

results = Book.findAllByReleaseDateIsNotNull()

results = Book.findAllPaperbackByAuthor("Douglas Adams")

results = Book.findAllNotPaperbackByAuthor("Douglas Adams")

results = Book.findAllByAuthorInList(["Douglas Adams", "Hunter S. Thompson"])


GORM supports the notion of Dynamic Finders. The findAllBy* method finds all the results for the given method expression.


  • metaParams - A Map containing pagination parameters max, order, offset and sort and metaParameters readOnly, timeout, fetchSize, and flushMode

Pagination and sorting parameters can be used as the last argument to a dynamic method:

def results = Book.findAllByTitle("The Shining",
                 [max: 10, sort: "title", order: "desc", offset: 100])

The following operator names can be used within the respective dynamic methods:

  • LessThan
  • LessThanEquals
  • GreaterThan
  • GreaterThanEquals
  • Between
  • Like
  • Ilike (i.e. ignorecase like)
  • IsNotNull
  • IsNull
  • Not
  • NotEqual
  • And
  • Or
  • InList

These operator names can be considered keywords, and you will run into problems when querying domain classes that have one of these names as property names. For more information on dynamic finders refer to the user guide.