Use start cursors and limits to paginate Firestore collections

Use start cursors and limits to paginate Firestore collections

Code sample

Go

cities := client.Collection("cities")

// Get the first 25 cities, ordered by population.
firstPage := cities.OrderBy("population", firestore.Asc).Limit(25).Documents(ctx)
docs, err := firstPage.GetAll()
if err != nil {
	return err
}

// Get the last document.
lastDoc := docs[len(docs)-1]

// Construct a new query to get the next 25 cities.
secondPage := cities.OrderBy("population", firestore.Asc).
	StartAfter(lastDoc.Data()["population"]).
	Limit(25)

// ...

Java

// Construct query for first 25 cities, ordered by population.
CollectionReference cities = db.collection("cities");
Query firstPage = cities.orderBy("population").limit(25);

// Wait for the results of the API call, waiting for a maximum of 30 seconds for a result.
ApiFuture<QuerySnapshot> future = firstPage.get();
List<QueryDocumentSnapshot> docs = future.get(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS).getDocuments();

// Construct query for the next 25 cities.
QueryDocumentSnapshot lastDoc = docs.get(docs.size() - 1);
Query secondPage = cities.orderBy("population").startAfter(lastDoc).limit(25);

future = secondPage.get();
docs = future.get(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS).getDocuments();

Node.js

const first = db.collection('cities')
  .orderBy('population')
  .limit(3);

const snapshot = await first.get();

// Get the last document
const last = snapshot.docs[snapshot.docs.length - 1];

// Construct a new query starting at this document.
// Note: this will not have the desired effect if multiple
// cities have the exact same population value.
const next = db.collection('cities')
  .orderBy('population')
  .startAfter(last.data().population)
  .limit(3);

// Use the query for pagination
// ...

Python

cities_ref = db.collection(u'cities')
first_query = cities_ref.order_by(u'population').limit(3)

# Get the last document from the results
docs = first_query.stream()
last_doc = list(docs)[-1]

# Construct a new query starting at this document
# Note: this will not have the desired effect if
# multiple cities have the exact same population value
last_pop = last_doc.to_dict()[u'population']

next_query = (
    cities_ref
    .order_by(u'population')
    .start_after({
        u'population': last_pop
    })
    .limit(3)
)
# Use the query for pagination
# ...