Technical blog and writings by Micah Webner.

Drupal 7 Display array contents with pager

This example shows how to generate a render array from an array of data that includes a pager. This example will theme the content as an item_list, but the content section could be parsed and rendered as a table or by any other means, depending on the content of the $rows array.

The trick to using theme_pager(), as I discovered, is that (under normal circumstances and typical usage) it gets all of its information from pager_default_initialize(). The output selection is handled by the PHP array_slice() function.

[code lang=php]
* Page callback for some paged data.
function mysite_some_paged_data() {
$output = NULL;
$rows = mysite_generate_a_big_array();
if (!empty($rows)) {
$limit = 20;
$page = pager_default_initialize(count($rows), $limit, 0);
$offset = $limit * $page;
$output = array(
'#theme' => 'item_list',
'#items' => array_slice($rows, $offset, $limit),
'#theme' => 'pager',