Is there some way to easily offset an EntityFieldQuery when using pager(), i.e. skip the first 3 nodes? range(3, NULL) doesn't work as the second value must be set, and range() also doesn't work when also using pager() which is a requirement.

Is there a substitute for something similar to this:

  ->range(3, NULL) // <- Wishful thinking..


  • Without further detail it's tough to tell what you're trying to do. I would start by looking at drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/40843/… and see if it answers your question. Jun 14, 2014 at 4:55
  • @LesterPeabody Not really, but thanks. I have no issues with EFQ in general, it's just that I'm looking for a way to skip x number of nodes from the start (no matter the sort order), just like range(3, 10) skips the first 3, I would like a query with a pager that skips the first 3 (without max limit).
    – enzipher
    Jun 14, 2014 at 5:11

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First question, you've asked if you can offset the results, without having to set the limit for the total results. Logically it would make sense to be able to set $limit = FALSE, to return all results. But I believe range($offset, $limit) requires you to enter both the offset and limit. A workaround is to enter range(3,9999999999);.

Second question, you've mentioned that the -range() is not working when -pager() is set. It's a known limitation. I would assume you can run a separate query to create a pager, but that would require additional SQL requests.

  • 1
    Thanks for the reply. You are of course correct. I mainly posted this in case I had overlooked something. Seems your workaround is the only solution though, although, in the end I believe I used multiple queries.
    – enzipher
    Dec 29, 2014 at 7:16
  • You're right. One query loads the items and another query counts the total items to initialize the pager. Dec 29, 2014 at 22:51

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