Now I'm trying to use this to check it:

List<Tool__c> tools = [SELECT Id FROM Tool__c WHERE Date__c >= 2019-09-11T00:00:00.000Z];

for(Tool__c t : tools){
    //And I'll get here 101 limits because of SOQL in the loop, yeah:
    List<Gear__c> gears = [SELECT Id FROM Gear__c WHERE Tool__c =: t.Id ORDER BY CreatedDate];
    if(gears.size() > 1){

I'm also trying this fragment:

List<Tool__c> tools = [SELECT Id, (SELECT Id FROM Gears__r) FROM Tool__c WHERE Date__c >= 2019-09-11T00:00:00.000Z ORDER BY Id];

But I still have no idea, how to do it right. Help me, please.


You're pretty close to a solution with your parent-child subquery.

The big thing to realize is that, similar to how adding parent__r.someField__c gives you a real SObject instance nested in your query results, a parent-child subquery gives you a List<SObject> nested in your query results.

About the only thing I'd add is to limit the subquery rows to 2 to keep the number of queried rows down (you don't say that you care about having any number bigger than 2, just that it's 2 or more).

for(Tool__c tool :[SELECT Id, (SELECT Id FROM Gears__r LIMIT 2) FROM Tool__c WHERE Date__c >= 2019-09-11T00:00:00.000Z ORDER BY Id]){
    //  Gears__r is just a List<SObject>, meaning we can call any of the methods
    //    that the List object provides (such as size() )
    if(tool.Gears__r.size() > 1){
        // Parent tool has >= 2 gears

Normally, the tool.Gears__r.size() line can be a little dangerous. Salesforce wants us to use a nested loop to access child records from a parent-child subquery where there are enough child records to warrant an internal call to queryMore(). Limiting the child records to a max of 2 per parent means that you shouldn't have to worry about that here.

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You can use a HAVING clause:

AggregateResult[] results = [SELECT COUNT(Id) sum, Tool__c Id FROM Gear__c WHERE Tool__c = :tools GROUP BY Tool__c HAVING COUNT(Id) > 1];

This will give you a list of AggregateResult objects where the sum and Tool__c Id are given. You can even use the Map trick to get the count per record easily:

Map<Id, AggregateResult> results = new Map<Id, AggregateResult>([
  SELECT COUNT(Id) sum, Tool__c Id FROM Gear__c WHERE Tool__c = :tools GROUP BY Tool__c HAVING COUNT(Id) > 1
for(Tool__c record: tools) {
  AggregateResult result = results.get(record.Id);
  if(result != null) {
    Integer totalGears = (Integer)result.get('sum');
    // ...
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  • 1
    map trick -- you are referring to bigass Building a Set from any field ? – cropredy Sep 16 '19 at 23:38
  • 1
    @cropredy Yes, I've known about the Id variant of the trick for at least four years. The "any field to a set" trick is newer and really awesome; an incrementally better version that was (presumably) independently discovered. – sfdcfox Sep 17 '19 at 0:57
  • Map trick is neat, – Pranay Jaiswal Sep 17 '19 at 18:49

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