Amit Merchant

Amit Merchant

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Checking if the user is on the last page of pagination in Laravel 8.x

January 30, 2022 ·

Up until now, when you’re working with Laravel’s paginator and if you wanted to check whether the user is on the first page of the pagination in a Blade file, you would be using the onFirstPage() method like so.

@if($paginiator->onFirstPage())

But when you want to check if the user is on the last page, there isn’t a straightforward method to do so. You would need to use the “not so obvious” hasMorePages() method like so.

@if(!$paginiator->hasMorePages())

That’s slightly odd since you’re not using a method that doesn’t sound like its intended purpose and you’re kind of reversing the logic.

That’s where this PR comes into the picture.

The onLastPage method

This PR now introduces a new onLastPage() method that lets you check if the user is on the last page of the pagination like so.

@if($paginiator->onLastPage())

As you can tell, this method sounds exactly like what you’re intending to do and it’s more consistent with the other method onFirstPage().

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