Allow user to choose pagination length via dropdown (Laravel)

The following technique allows the user of your site to choose the pagination length from a dropdown menu.

In this example, the members of a club are paginated.

When displaying the links, we need to append the current page length

{{ $members->appends(compact('items'))->links() }}

The Select list is created as follows

    <select id="pagination">
        <option value="5" @if($items == 5) selected @endif >5</option>
        <option value="10" @if($items == 10) selected @endif >10</option>
        <option value="25" @if($items == 25) selected @endif >25</option>
    document.getElementById('pagination').onchange = function() { 
        window.location = "{!! $members->url(1) !!}&items=" + this.value; 

Changing the dropdown causes the page to be reloaded, passing `items=10` etc to the controller. The controller checks for items or uses a default value.

    public function index(Request $request)
        $items = $request->items ?? 10;      // get the pagination number or a default

        $club = Club::findOrFail(session('club'));

        $members = $club->members()->paginate($items);
        return view('club.' . config('app.locale') . '.index')

In the controller method, $itemsis passed back to the view so that it can be used to ensure the current length is selected

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2 thoughts on “Allow user to choose pagination length via dropdown (Laravel)

  • bob

    Thanks for this code. I had to change the script a bit as I was getting ‘whoops’ on the original code so my solution was:
    document.getElementById(‘pagination’).onchange = function() {
    window.location = “{{URL::route(‘mylabs’)}}?items=” + this.value;