What I would like to do is pass a list of columns to sort by as a sport parameter and have AMS sort the response based on those parameters. For Example if I use this
url _GET /authors?sort=lastname,firstname_ it would sport by lastname then firstname. However if I did this
GET /authors?sort=number_of_books,lastname,firstnam* it would return authors based on the number of books, then lastname and firstname.
It appears AMS does not do this by default (and they are not going to do it in the future), but can I do something in the serializer that will do this for me?
In my experience AMS doesn't really concern itself with sorting. This seems like something you'd do before serializing. Perhaps in the controller or better yet in the model.
@CalebSayre if your sort parameter is just a simple list of fields to sort by you could probably get away with something as simple as this.
render json: Author.order(params[:sort]), serializer: AuthorSerializer
If no sort params are passed in it'll just skip the order clause.