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Version: 9.x


For pagination apiato uses the L5 Repository Package and the pagination gets applied whenever you use the paginate function on any model repository (example: $stores = $this->storeRepository->paginate();).

Change the default pagination limit

Open the .env file and set a number for PAGINATION_LIMIT_DEFAULT:


This is used in the config/repository.php which is the config file of the L5 Repository Package.


The ?limit= parameter can be applied to define, how many results should be returned on one page (see also Pagination!).



This would return 100 resources within one page of the result. Of course, the limit and page query parameter can be combined in order to get the next 100 resources:


In order to allow clients to request all data that matches their criteria (e.g., search-criteria) and disable pagination, you can manually override the $allowDisablePagination property in your specific Repository class. A requester can then get all data (with no pagination applied) by requesting api.domain.test/endpoint?limit=0. This will return all matching entities.

Skip the Pagination Limit

You can allow developers to skip the pagination limit as follows:

First, you need to enable that feature from the server by setting PAGINATION_SKIP to true (PAGINATION_SKIP=true).

Second, inform the developers (users) to pass ?limit=0 with the request they wish to get all it's data un-paginated.