I am trying to implement the pagination in drupal 8 custom page.

I have a custom array which I am rendering using theme, I need to add pagination for it.

    $internal_result = array_merge($internal_result, $basic_data);
    $response = new AjaxResponse();
    $terms['internal'] = $internal_result;
    $renderable = array(
        '#theme' => 'search_result_template',
        '#data' => $terms
    $rendered = \Drupal::service('renderer')->render($renderable);

I need to add pagination for above result. Can anyone help me?

1 Answer 1


I tried with the search_result template and it worked, hope this helps you :

$output['prefix']['#markup'] = '<h2>Test page</h2>';
//This sets up necessary global variables for the type => #pager
$page = pager_default_initialize(5, 2);
$render = [];
  $output[] = [
    '#theme' => 'search_result',
    '#result' => 's',
$pager = [
  '#type' => 'pager',
$output['suffix']['#markup'] = '</ol>' . \Drupal::service('renderer')->render($pager);
return $output;

We just need to set up the global variables which help to process rendered array to output pagers items. And add a pager to the suffix.

  • Unused variable $page. Global means it will affect all existing views as well?
    – leymannx
    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:34
  • I believe the pager_default_initialize method is set per page by taking two parameters ie total as well as the limit as per the current page requirement. Please let me know if my understanding is not correct Dec 5, 2018 at 8:30
  • I have achieved getting pager, but page is not working. $chunks = array_chunk($internal_result, $perPage, TRUE); // Split all records in to chunked. $terms['internal'] = $chunks[0]; $renderable = []; $renderable[] = array( '#theme' => 'search_result_template', '#data' => $terms, ); $renderable[] = ['#type' => 'pager']; $rendered = \Drupal::service('renderer')->render($renderable); Dec 5, 2018 at 12:43

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