How to create a Paginator for Class Based Views?
I have a requirement for my web application, and that's to create employees ListViews with pagination by last name.
The class to list is like follows:
class Person(models.Model): first_name = models.CharField(blank=True) last_name = models.CharField(blank=True) # etc.
I have a ListView with a Mixin as well:
class PersonMixin(object): def get_queryset(self): return Person.objects.order_by('last_name', 'first_name') class PersonListView(PersonMixin, ListView): paginate_by = settings.ARCHIVE_PAGE_SIZE template_name = 'profile_list.html' paginator_class = FamilyNamePaginator
And finally, I've overriden the Paginator class.
class FamilyNamePaginator(Paginator): def page(self, number): page = super(FamilyNamePaginator, self).page(number) return page
But obviously, the behaviour for the moment is too basic. I need to substitute, for example, "page 1 of 6" by "A ... M P Z", being those the last name initials. I have not found any documentation pointing out how to customize the Paginator class, can anyone point out where should I start digging here?
Thanks in advance :-)
As @daniel-roseman said in his comment, it's not pagination. Instead, try creating a, say, AlphabetPersonView, with the accompanying URL, and then a template tag which would be inserted wherever this navigation element needs to go.