I am using grid serialization in my custom module grid.

I want to filter data using student_ids.

I have current student id.

In database student_ids save multiple student id for Ex. 1,2,3.

Now i want to filter grid current student id exists in student_ids.

I am trying this

$currentStudentId = $this->getRequest()->getParam('id');
    $collection = Mage::getModel('example/data')->getCollection()
                ->addFieldToFilter('student_ids',array('like' => '%,'.$currentStudentId));

but using this i can't get proper data because string is like this 1,2,3 here so many possibility so i can't use this please give me solution


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  • can you please show the database table data in screenshot.
    – Amit Bera
    May 29, 2015 at 5:54
  • you can use array('in' => array(1,2,3)) instead of array('like' => '%,'.$currentStudentId)
    – Amit Bera
    May 29, 2015 at 5:55
  • not possible $currentStudentId is single value like 1 or 2 or 3. student_ids is 1,2,3 and check my update
    – ND17
    May 29, 2015 at 5:58

1 Answer 1


you can use finset sql cluse

$currentStudentId = $this->getRequest()->getParam('id');
        $collection = Mage::getModel('example/data')->getCollection()

basically this clause use in magento when we have multiple selection in any attribute

hope it will work for you.

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