At some point you may run across a data type that is not covered by the packaged adapters. In this case, you will need to write your own.
To do so, you must implement
Zend_Paginator_Adapter_Interface. There are two
methods required to do this:
Additionally, you'll want to implement a constructor that takes your data source as a parameter and stores it as a protected or private property. How you wish to go about doing this specifically is up to you.
If you've ever used the SPL interface Countable,
you're familiar with
count(). As used with
Zend_Paginator, this is the total number of items
in the data collection.
Zend_Paginator instance provides a method
countAllItems() that proxies to the adapter
getItems() method is only slightly more
complicated. For this, your adapter is supplied with an offset and
the number of items to display per page. You must return the
appropriate slice of data. For an array, that would be:
return array_slice($this->_array, $offset, $itemCountPerPage);
Take a look at the packaged adapters (all of which implement the
Zend_Paginator_Adapter_Interface) for ideas of how you
might go about implementing your own.