9. Pagination

Discover techniques for handling large result sets by implementing pagination in your API. Learn how to provide navigation links, limit and offset parameters, and other strategies for efficient data retrieval.

Pagination manages large data sets by dividing them into smaller chunks. Techniques include:

  • Limit and Offset: Specifying the number of items to retrieve and the starting index.
  • Cursor Pagination: Using a unique identifier to paginate results.
  • Link Header Pagination: Including links to next and previous pages in the response headers.

Pagination prevents overwhelming clients with excessive data.