SmartyPaginate: How the heck can I get it to work?

Posted on 2005-03-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Using a MySQL query with start limits definied via the URI, how can I get SmartyPaginate to work for me?I'm just not sure how to get and then set the totals from the query, etc....

At the moment, I am attempting to use this to paginate my member listing, so the variable "st" in the URI defines which row to start at, for example:


That would start after the 25th row, and stop after the next 25. The SmartyPaginate would show (obviously after my choices in the template):

5 Pages: Last Page | Previous Page |1 2 [3] 4 5 | Next Page | Last Page
Question by:MaybeItsJeremy
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Marcus Bointon earned 2000 total points
ID: 13504459
Going from the docs at: http://www.phpinsider.com/php/code/SmartyPaginate/

$smarty =& new Smarty;
// required connect
// set items per page
$data = array();
$count = 0;
if ($res = mysql_query('SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS, * FROM mytable LIMIT '.SmartyPaginate::getCurrentIndex().', '.SmartyPaginate::getLimit())) {
while ($data[] = mysql_fetch_array($res));
SmartyPaginate::setTotal($data[0][0]); //this will contain the total number in the found set that would have been found without the limit clause
// assign your db results to the template
$smarty->assign('results', $data);
// assign {$paginate} var
// display results

It's now up to you what you do in the template.

I've not used SmartyPaginate before (I normally use PEAR::Pager_Sliding); It seems quite complex, and very much in a PHP5 style, looks like it's relying very much on static class vars. The docs could do with a real DB example like this one, which I should mention is untested, but I think I've ticked all the right boxes.

Author Comment

ID: 13512778
I cleaned up your code a bit.... I have this:


$_data = array();
$count = 0;

if ($res = mysql_query("SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM se_macros LIMIT ".SmartyPaginate::getCurrentIndex().", ".SmartyPaginate::getLimit().";")) {
while ($_data[] = mysql_fetch_array($res));
SmartyPaginate::setTotal($_data[0][0]); //this will contain the total number in the found set that would have been found without the limit clause

// assign your db results to the template
$admin->assign('results', $_data);
// assign {$paginate} var
// display results

Just for testing I set the limit to 2. There are about 20 rows in my table, yet only one page shows up in the pagination.
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Expert Comment

by:Marcus Bointon
ID: 13515503
Just for sanity, make sure that the right data is really in the array:


and that SmartyPaginate::setTotal has actually worked. (is there a getTotal() method?)

Author Comment

ID: 13551089
Got it working.... Thanks.

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