[Product-Developers] How to search and sort content based on owner last login time?

Ricardo Newbery ric at digitalmarbles.com
Sun May 13 18:07:58 UTC 2012

Lots of ways to skin this cat.

You can just store login times as user metadata but if this is a very busy site, with many login events, I would lean toward keeping the login times updated in an external key/value store to avoid ZODB bloat.  In either case, just sort your catalog results by mod date and then iterate through the result list to generate a dictionary keyed by creator.  Then create a new list by appending each dict value in the sorted order given by your login time store.

from collections import defaultdict

results = portal_catalog(**kwargs)  # sorted by mod time
users = userids_sorted_by_login_times()

resultdict = defaultdict(list)
for result in results:

newresults = []
for user in users:

return newresults

This, of course, iterates through the entire result list which might an issue with very large result lists.


On May 13, 2012, at 10:52 AM, zjs2k wrote:

> Sorry I didn't make it clear. I want to list and sort contents based on their
> owner's last login time. But I do not want to update the content every time
> its owner login. I worry that it will involve too many objects. So my
> question is where should I put the user last login time info so I can easily
> sort on it?
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