django-rest-framework, how to paginate

This is my view witch works ok:

from django.http import Http404, HttpResponse, HttpResponseRedirect
from django.views.decorators.csrf import csrf_exempt
from rest_framework.renderers import JSONRenderer
from rest_framework.parsers import JSONParser
from rest_framework import serializers
from gamerauntsia.berriak.serializers import BerriaSerializer
from rest_framework.response import Response
import json

class JSONResponse(HttpResponse):
    An HttpResponse that renders its content into JSON.
    def __init__(self, data, **kwargs):
        content = JSONRenderer().render(data)
        kwargs['content_type'] = 'application/json'
        super(JSONResponse, self).__init__(content, **kwargs)

def app_berria_list(request):
    if request.method == 'GET':
        berriak = Berria.objects.all()
        serializer = BerriaSerializer(berriak, many=True)
        return JSONResponse(

I want the response paginated by 5 items, so I tried adding this in

    'DEFAULT_PAGINATION_CLASS': 'rest_framework.pagination.PageNumberPagination',
    'PAGE_SIZE': 5

Do I need to change something more to make it work? Thanks in advance


Serializers don't paginate by themselves, you have to call the pagination class with the queryset as an argument. The built-in rest_framework.viewsets.ModelViewSet will do both the JSON parsing/rendering and pagination by default without you having to do anything.

Why not have a viewset class such as:

from rest_framework import viewsets
class BerriaViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    queryset = Berria.objects.all()
    serializer_class = BerriaSerializer

This will do everything you want I believe.

If you insist on doing it the way you are, however, you can do the following:

from rest_framework.pagination import PageNumberPagination
def app_berria_list(request):
    if request.method == 'GET':
        berriak = Berria.objects.all()
        paginator = PageNumberPagination()
        page = paginator.paginate_queryset(berriak, request)
        serializer = BerriaSerializer(page, many=True, context={'request': request})
        return paginator.get_paginated_response(

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