Pagination Configuration

Pagination Configuration
     Configuration Examples
     Settings
         current_page
         total_items
         items_per_page
         view
         auto_hide
         first_page_in_url

Pagination uses 6 settings: current_page, total_items, items_per_page, view, auto_hide and first_page_in_url.

Configuration Examples

This example shows the default configuration:

return array(

    // Application defaults
    'default' => array(
        'current_page'      => array('source' => 'query_string', 'key' => 'page'),  // source: "query_string" or "route"
        'total_items'       => 0,
        'items_per_page'    => 10,
        'view'              => 'pagination/basic',
        'auto_hide'         => TRUE,
        'first_page_in_url' => FALSE,
    ),
);

This is an example with multiple configurations:

return array(

    // Application defaults
    'default' => array(
        'current_page'      => array('source' => 'query_string', 'key' => 'page'),
        'total_items'       => 0,
        'items_per_page'    => 10,
        'view'              => 'pagination/basic',
        'auto_hide'         => TRUE,
        'first_page_in_url' => FALSE,
    ),

    // Second configuration
    'pretty' => array(
        'current_page'      => array('source' => 'route', 'key' => 'page'),
        'total_items'       => 0,
        'items_per_page'    => 20,
        'view'              => 'pagination/pretty',
        'auto_hide'         => TRUE,
        'first_page_in_url' => FALSE,
    ),
);

Settings

current_page

The current_page setting tells Pagination where to look to find the current page number. There are two options for the source of the page number: query_string and route. The key index in the configuration array tells Pagination what name to look for when it's searching in the query string or route.

This configuration informs Pagination to look in the query string for a value named page:

'current_page'      => array('source' => 'query_string', 'key' => 'page'),

If you have a route setup with the page number in the actual URL like this:

Route::set('city_listings', '<city>listings(/<page_num>)', array('page_num' => '[0-9]+'))
    ->defaults(array(
        'controller' => 'city',
        'action' => 'listings'
    ));

then you would use a setting like this:

'current_page'   => array('source' => 'route', 'key' => 'page_num'),

total_items

total_items is a setting you will most likely pass in during runtime after figuring out exactly how many items you have. It can be set to zero in the configuration for now.

items_per_page

Self explanatory. This is the maximum items to show on each page. Pagination determines the total number of pages based off of this number.

view

The view setting should be a path to a Pagination view file.

auto_hide

If auto_hide is set to TRUE then Pagination will automatically hide whenever there's only one page of items.

first_page_in_url

If you want Pagination to add the page number to the first page's link then set this setting to TRUE otherwise leave it as FALSE.