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Paginating API search results


When listing content (e.g. blog posts), pagination is a very common use case and is usually painful to implement by hand.

For this purpose eZ Platform recommends the use of Pagerfanta library and proposes adapters for it.


namespace Acme\TestBundle\Controller;

use eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\ContentSearchAdapter;
use Pagerfanta\Pagerfanta;
use eZ\Bundle\EzPublishCoreBundle\Controller;
use eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Values\Content\Query\Criterion\ContentTypeIdentifier;
use eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Values\Content\Query;

class DefaultController extends Controller
    public function myContentListAction( $locationId, $viewType, $layout = false, array $params = array() )
        // First build the search query.
        // Let's search for folders, sorted by publication date.
        $query = new Query();
        $query->criterion = new ContentTypeIdentifier( 'folder' );
        $query->sortClauses = array( new SortClause\DatePublished() );
        // Initialize the pager.
        // We pass the ContentSearchAdapter to it.
        // ContentSearchAdapter is built with your search query and the SearchService.
        $pager = new Pagerfanta(
            new ContentSearchAdapter( $query, $this->getRepository()->getSearchService() )
        // Let's list 2 folders per page, even if it doesn't really make sense ;-)
        $pager->setMaxPerPage( 2 );
        // Defaults to page 1 or get "page" query parameter
        $pager->setCurrentPage( $this->getRequest()->get( 'page', 1 ) );

        return $this->render(
                'totalFolderCount' => $pager->getNbResults(),
                'pagerFolder' => $pager,
                'location' => $this->getRepository()->getLocationService()->loadLocation( $locationId ),
            ) + $params
// my_template.html.twig
{% block content %}
    <h1>Listing folder content objects: {{ totalFolderCount }} objects found.</h1>

        {# Loop over the page results #}
        {% for folder in pagerFolder %}
            <li>{{ ez_content_name( folder ) }}</li>
        {% endfor %}
    {# Only display pagerfanta navigator if needed. #}
    {% if pagerFolder.haveToPaginate() %}
    <div class="pagerfanta">
        {{ pagerfanta( pagerFolder, 'twitter_bootstrap_translated', {'routeName': location} ) }}
    {% endif %}

{% endblock %}

For more information and examples, have a look at PagerFanta documentation.


Adapter class name Description
eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\ContentSearchAdapter Makes the search against passed Query and returns Content objects.
eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\ContentSearchHitAdapter Same as ContentSearchAdapter but returns instead SearchHit objects.
eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\LocationSearchAdapter Makes a Location search against passed Query and returns Location objects.
eZ\Publish\Core\Pagination\Pagerfanta\LocationSearchHitAdapter Same as LocationSearchAdapter but returns instead SearchHit objects.
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