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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();).

?page= parameter can be applied to any GET HTTP request responsible for listing records (mainly for Paginated data).



Pagination object is always returned in meta when pagination is available on the endpoint.

  "data": [...],  "meta": {    "pagination": {      "total": 2000,      "count": 30,      "per_page": 30,      "current_page": 22,      "total_pages": 1111,      "links": {        "previous": "http://api.domain.test/endpoint?page=21"      }    }  }


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


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.

Skip the Pagination Limit#

In order to allow clients to request all data that matches their criteria (e.g. search-criteria) and disable pagination, you can do it either project wide or per repository. After that a request can get all the data (with no pagination applied) by applying limit=0.

This will return all matching entities:

Project Wide#

Set PAGINATION_SKIP=true in .env file.

Per Repository#

Override the $allowDisablePagination property in your specific Repository class.


Per repository configs override the global config and have precedence.