Pagination for data engineers is the process of dividing large data into manageable data sizes. Pagination returns data based on user-defined parameters.
OData (Open Data Protocol) is a standardized protocol for creating and consuming data APIs. In OData, pagination refers to dividing the large set of data into smaller chunks (pages) to reduce the response time and network bandwidth usage.
To implement pagination in OData services, you can use the following query parameters:
$skip: Specifies the number of records to skip before starting to return the results.
$top: Specifies the number of records to return.
For example, to get the second page of data with page size 10, the following query can be used:GET /odata/products?$skip=10&$top=10
It's worth mentioning that OData services may also support other query parameters for sorting, filtering, and more. To know more about OData query options and capabilities, you can visit the official OData specification.