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Accessing data in a join table with the related models

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Accessing data in a join table with the related models

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[...]
```php
class Viewer extends CActiveRecord {
...
public function relations() {
return array(
'movies' =>
 'movies' -> array(self::MANY_MANY, 'Movie', 'viewer_watched_movie(moviewer_id, movie_id)'),
...
```
[...]
echo $viewer . ' watched ' . $movie->title;
```
[This will perform poorly because it lazily loads `Movie`s one a
st a time in the loop. I can pep it up with `with()`thus: `Viewer::model()->with('movies')->findByPk($id).`]

### The problem
[...]
'watched' => array(self::HAS_MANY, 'ViewerWatchedMovie', 'viewer_id'),
'movies' => array(self::HAS_MANY, 'Movie', 'movie_id',
'through' => '
moviesJoinwatched'),
...
```
[...]
To make it eager: `Viewer::model()->with('watched', 'movies')->findByPk($id)`.

I have it on [good authority](http://www.yiiframework.com/forum/index.php?/topic/8581-selecting-join-table-with-mant-to-many/page__st__40__p__123710__hl__creocoder#entry123710 "forum link") that the coherence of indexes of the two arrays `$viewer->
moviesJoinwatched` and `$viewer->movies` is assured. But this fact (feature?) is not documented so it makes me nervous. That's why I prefer a variation.

Add a relation to the `ViewerWatchedMovie` model:

```php
class ViewerWatchedMovie extends CActiveRecord {
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Written by: fsb
Last updated by: krowe
Created on: Dec 5, 2011
Last updated: 11 years ago
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