Magento 2 has order status history inside each order which essentially is just comments related to a order. All of them are stored in one single database table sales_order_status_history. Each comment relates to order by value in column parent_id which maps to order_id. I have a set of order id's in an array.
My end goal is to get an array or a collection with comments related to those orders with single query to make it more efficient. I don't want to write direct database queries. I want to utilize collections functionality that I believe allows you to do something like that.

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Assuming $ids is an array, the collection would need to be filtered like this:

$collection->addFieldToFilter('parent_id', array('in' => $ids));

This will allow you to filter by an array.

  • Thanks for the answer, I think the missing part was the fact that second argument has to be an array.
    – Timik
    May 9, 2017 at 16:57

I assume you are trying to add a method into a class that should retrieve the comment collection.
You need to add this to your class :

protected $historyCollectionFactory;
public function __construct(
    \Magento\Sales\Model\ResourceModel\Order\Status\History\CollectionFactory $historyCollectionFactory,
    $this->historyCollectionFactory = $historyCollectionFactory;

Then create the method that retrieves the items:

public function getStatusHistoryItems($ids)
    $collection = $this->historyCollectionFactory->create();
    $collection->addFieldToFilter('parent_id', $ids);
    //additional collection changes here, if needed.
    return $collection;

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