[drupal-devel] Question on use of theme_pager() and related functions

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Tue May 3 02:56:22 UTC 2005

The function creates its own query to count records by rewriting
yours. Usually that's fine but there are cases where it's not
accurate. When that happens there's a third parameter you can pass
that will be a query that returns the number of records you're dealing

On 5/2/05, Scott Courtney <scott at 4th.com> wrote:
> Is there a good example somewhere illustrating the correct use of calls to
> theme('pager',....)?
> I'm trying to use this function, and I've actually got it working except for
> one issue: I don't know how to tell it the actual number of rows that were
> returned from my database query.
> I see the "tags" array that can be passed, and it *looks* as if that would
> be the right thing to do. But node.module, statistics.module, and all the
> others I can find in Drupal core seem to always pass NULL for that parameter
> to theme_pager(). So I'm led to conclude that somehow theme_pager() gets this
> information from elsewhere in the "normal" case.
> The example modules, as luck would have it, don't use this feature.
> Suggestions?
> Scott
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