Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hiding APEX report pagination when trivial

The users are quite happy with pagination like this:

However, they don't like it when the report returns less than a pageful of rows and they see this:

(Fussy, I know).

This is one way to do it.  First, ensure that the pagination area itself is identifiable.  I put a div around it with a class of "pagination":

Then add some Javascript to the "Execute when page loads" attribute of the page:

$('div.pagination').each(function() {
    if ($(this).find('td.pagination a').length == 0
       && $(this).find('div.msg').length == 0
       ) {

It looks for pagination areas that contain no links and no “reset pagination” error message, and hides them.

The Javascript could go into the page templates to fix the issue across all pages.