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Paginated Redux

A higher order Redux reducer (or transducer) that adds pagination, sorting, and filtering to a reducer of an array of objects.

It is distributed as an ES5 CommonJS module.

Installation

npm install paginated-redux --save-dev

import paginated from 'paginated-redux'

or

const paginated = require('paginated-redux')

Usage

This is a "higher order" reducer. That is, it modifies an existing reducer and extends it with new functionality. It assumes the base reducer's state is simply an array of objects. It then acts on that array providing the ability to paginate it, sort it (on a user-definable property of each object in the array), and filter the array with a string, matching it against the content of the properties of the objects in the array.

To set it up, let's first assume you have a simple reducer that is an array of user objects. I'm also assuming, here, that you have some action-constants defined in a separate file called 'actionTypes.js'.

import paginated from 'paginated-redux';
import {
  STORE_USERS,
  ADD_USER,
  UPDATE_USER,
  REMOVE_USER,
  GOTO_USERS_PAGE,
  NEXT_USERS_PAGE,
  PREV_USERS_PAGE,
  SORT_USERS,
  FILTER_USERS
} from 'actionTypes';

const updatedUser = user => {
  // ...update user object
  return user;
};

// Define base users reducer along with basic user actions.
const users = (state = [], action) => {
  switch (action.type) {
  case STORE_USERS:
    return action.users;
  case ADD_USER:
    return [...state, action.user];
  case UPDATE_USER:
    return state.map(updatedUser(action.user));
  case REMOVE_USER:
    return state.filter(user => (user.id !== action.id));
  default:
    return state;
  }
};

// Extend the users reducer with paginated actions, and pass the user-specific
// pagination actions to the paginated transducer (this way, if you have
// multiple paginated-extended reducers, you can keep each paginated array's
// action separated).
const paginatedUsers = paginated(users, {
  GOTO_PAGE: GOTO_USER_PAGE,
  NEXT_PAGE: NEXT_USER_PAGE,
  PREV_PAGE: PREV_USER_PAGE,
  FILTER: FILTER_USERS,
  SORT: SORT_USERS
});

// Finally, export the newly extended reducer instead of the base reducer.
export default paginatedUsers;

The new extended reducer will now have a modified state. The original array of user objects will now be stored in a property called list, and some new pagination-oriented properties will also be added which you can use for rendering your UI (e.g., what page you're on, total pages, current filter, etc.).

New Properties in Reducer State

list

This is the total, original, array from the base reducer. When you modify the base array (e.g., by adding a new object, removing one, etc.) this array will be updated.

pageList

This is an array of objects which represents the current page.

cacheList

This is mostly used internally, but represents all items from list, but filtered against filter which is what's actually used to calculate the pageList as the pages correspond to what's left over in the cacheList.

page

The current page number (starting from 1).

total

The total pages currently available based on cacheList.

per

The number of elements that are used for each page.

order

The current sort order (either "asc" or "desc").

by

The current sorting property. For example you could sort an array of user objects by a property "name" (based on the order) or change this to instead sort by their "lastModified" property (if those are properties you have in your user object).

Paginated Actions

There are new actions you can execute, and define with reducer-specific names, which will act on your array of objects in certain ways, as well as maintain the current pagination state.

Note that in the example action creators, I'm using user-specific action names since these are what I passed into the paginated transducer to act on this user reducer (e.g., GOTO_PAGE: GOTO_USER_PAGE).

GOTO_PAGE

Go to a specific page defined in the action. For example, to go to page 5, you might write an action creator that looks like this:

export const gotoUserPage = page => ({
  type: GOTO_USER_PAGE,
  page
});

NEXT_PAGE

Go to the next page in list. If at the last page, go to the first page (wraps back around). If you don't want to have this wrapping effect, simply check, in your UI, if the current page in the state is equal to the total and either disable or remove the "next" button in your UI.

export const nextUserPage = () => ({
  type: NEXT_USER_PAGE
});

PREV_PAGE

Go to the previous page in the list. If on the first page, go to the last page (wraps back around). If you don't want to have this wrapping effect, simply check, in your UI, if the current page in the state is equal to 1 and either disable or remove the "previous" button in your UI.

export const prevUserPage = () => ({
  type: PREV_USER_PAGE
});

SORT

Sort the current paginated list by the property defined in by. If the current value of by in the state is equal to the value passed into the SORT action, simply toggle the order (reverse the order that it is currently in). If the value of by in the state is different than the value passed into the SORT action, then re-order the list based on the new value in 'asc' order.

export const sortUsers = by => ({
  type: SORT_USERS,
  by
});

FILTER

Filter the list down by matching any property of the objects in the array against the value of filter in the state. This changes the cacheList by creating a new array with all matching objects from list that correspond to filter.

export const filterUsers = filter => ({
  type: FILTER_USERS,
  filter
});

Defaults

You can specify some default values for the paginated reducer during creation by passing a third argument to paginated with a set of options defined as follows.

const paginatedUsers = paginated(users, {
  GOTO_PAGE: GOTO_USER_PAGE,
  NEXT_PAGE: NEXT_USER_PAGE,
  PREV_PAGE: PREV_USER_PAGE,
  SORT: SORT_USERS,
  FILTER: FILTER_USERS
}, {
  defaultPage: 1,
  defaultSortOrder: 'asc',
  defaultSortBy: 'name',
  defaultPer: 10,
  defaultFilter: '',
  defaultTotal: 0
})

So, for example, if you want each of your pages to contain 20 objects instead of 10, simply define defaultPer with a value of 20. Note that these are simply the initial values for these properties. You can change them later in your program by setting them directly. When you call the paginated actions, the values of these properties do change ;)

Dependencies

This is a higher order reducer that works with a Redux reducer, so it doesn't really make sense outside that context.

It also depends on the base reducer being simply an array of objects (not a complex object itself).

Future Plans

  • add ability to define sort order when calling the action
  • add ability to filter based on custom criteria (rather than every property)
  • possibly rename cacheList to filteredList as it is more meaningful
  • maybe also rename pageList to pagedList to indicate that it is derived from the original list
  • add ability to use a "flat" array of values rather than objects and still use all the same functionality

License

MIT

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