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NAME

DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager - help when paging through sets of results

SYNOPSIS

  use DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager;

  my $page = DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager->new();
  $page->total_entries($total_entries);
  $page->entries_per_page($entries_per_page);
  $page->current_page($current_page);

  print "         First page: ", $page->first_page, "\n";
  print "          Last page: ", $page->last_page, "\n";
  print "First entry on page: ", $page->first, "\n";
  print " Last entry on page: ", $page->last, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

This module is a near-verbatim copy of Data::Page 2.02 , which remained unchanged on CPAN from late 2009 through late 2019. The only differences are dropping a number of accessor generators in lieu of direct method implementations, and the incorporation of the lazily evaluated "total_entries" which was the only part originally provided by DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager. This module passes the entire contemporary test suite of Data::Page unmodified.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A VERBATIM COPY OF Data::Page's 2.02 DOCUMENTATION

When searching through large amounts of data, it is often the case that a result set is returned that is larger than we want to display on one page. This results in wanting to page through various pages of data. The maths behind this is unfortunately fiddly, hence this module.

The main concept is that you pass in the number of total entries, the number of entries per page, and the current page number. You can then call methods to find out how many pages of information there are, and what number the first and last entries on the current page really are.

For example, say we wished to page through the integers from 1 to 100 with 20 entries per page. The first page would consist of 1-20, the second page from 21-40, the third page from 41-60, the fourth page from 61-80 and the fifth page from 81-100. This module would help you work this out.

METHODS

new

This is the constructor, which takes no arguments.

  my $page = DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager->new();

There is also an old, deprecated constructor, which currently takes two mandatory arguments, the total number of entries and the number of entries per page. It also optionally takes the current page number:

  my $page = DBIx::Class::ResultSet::Pager->new($total_entries, $entries_per_page, $current_page);

total_entries

This method get or sets the total number of entries:

  print "Entries:", $page->total_entries, "\n";

entries_per_page

This method gets or sets the total number of entries per page (which defaults to 10):

  print "Per page:", $page->entries_per_page, "\n";

current_page

This method gets or sets the current page number (which defaults to 1):

  print "Page: ", $page->current_page, "\n";

entries_on_this_page

This methods returns the number of entries on the current page:

  print "There are ", $page->entries_on_this_page, " entries displayed\n";

first_page

This method returns the first page. This is put in for reasons of symmetry with last_page, as it always returns 1:

  print "Pages range from: ", $page->first_page, "\n";

last_page

This method returns the total number of pages of information:

  print "Pages range to: ", $page->last_page, "\n";

first

This method returns the number of the first entry on the current page:

  print "Showing entries from: ", $page->first, "\n";

last

This method returns the number of the last entry on the current page:

  print "Showing entries to: ", $page->last, "\n";

previous_page

This method returns the previous page number, if one exists. Otherwise it returns undefined:

  if ($page->previous_page) {
    print "Previous page number: ", $page->previous_page, "\n";
  }

next_page

This method returns the next page number, if one exists. Otherwise it returns undefined:

  if ($page->next_page) {
    print "Next page number: ", $page->next_page, "\n";
  }

splice

This method takes in a listref, and returns only the values which are on the current page:

  @visible_holidays = $page->splice(\@holidays);

skipped

This method is useful paging through data in a database using SQL LIMIT clauses. It is simply $page->first - 1:

  $sth = $dbh->prepare(
    q{SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY rec_date LIMIT ?, ?}
  );
  $sth->execute($page->skipped, $page->entries_per_page);

change_entries_per_page

This method changes the number of entries per page and the current page number such that the first item on the current page will be present on the new page.

 $page->total_entries(50);
 $page->entries_per_page(20);
 $page->current_page(3);
 print $page->first; # 41
 $page->change_entries_per_page(30);
 print $page->current_page; # 2 - the page that item 41 will show in

NOTES

It has been said before that this code is "too simple" for CPAN, but I must disagree. I have seen people write this kind of code over and over again and they always get it wrong. Perhaps now they will spend more time getting the rest of their code right...

Based on code originally by Leo Lapworth, with many changes added by by Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>, and few enhancements by James Laver (ELPENGUIN)

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Check the list of additional DBIC resources.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This module is free software copyright by the DBIx::Class (DBIC) authors. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the DBIx::Class library.