How can I set total row count in pagination using exp:channel. Hope limit will limit the result per page.

How can we set the total row limit?

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To display the total rows across all the pages of your pagination, you use {absolute_results} which can be found here in the EE Docs.

This variable will always display the absolute total number of results that are returned by the tag, regardless of pagination.

The limit="" parameter is used to show a set number of entries per pagination page. Docs here.

This parameter limits the number of entries on any given page. The limit will default to 100 entries if a value is not specified. If you are using pagination then this will determine the number of entries shown per page.

  • Thanks for your reply. But how can i pass this row limit to exp channel. I want to get first 10 results showing 3 per pagination. We can pass limit="3" to pagination. But how to limit the total rows to 10 while using exp channel ?
    – Dhanu
    Nov 11, 2013 at 3:58
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    Never knew of {absolute_results}! Great to know. Thanks Anna! :) Nov 12, 2013 at 11:00

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