Convert Array to Collection with Pagination in Laravel

Today we’ll learn how to convert array to collection with pagination in Laravel. Let’s get started:

Table of Contents

  1. Create Support File
  2. Make Test Controller
  3. Define Route and Test

Create Support File

Navigate to app directory and create folder named Support. Under Support folder, create a file called Collection.php and then paste this code:


namespace App\Support;

use Illuminate\Pagination\LengthAwarePaginator;
use Illuminate\Support\Collection as BaseCollection;

class Collection extends BaseCollection
    public function paginate($perPage, $total = null, $page = null, $pageName = 'page')
        $page = $page ?: LengthAwarePaginator::resolveCurrentPage($pageName);

        return new LengthAwarePaginator(
            $this->forPage($page, $perPage),
            $total ?: $this->count(),
                'path' => LengthAwarePaginator::resolveCurrentPath(),
                'pageName' => $pageName,

This support file will convert array to collection with pagination.

Make Test Controller

Let’s create a test controller:

php artisan make:controller TestController

Now open the controller and paste this code:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Support\Collection;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class TestController extends Controller
    public function test() {
        // the array
        $the_array = [
            ['id'=>1, 'title'=>'Post 1'],
            ['id'=>2, 'title'=>'Post 2'],
            ['id'=>3, 'title'=>'Post 3'],
            ['id'=>4, 'title'=>'Post 4'],
            ['id'=>5, 'title'=>'Post 5'],
            ['id'=>6, 'title'=>'Post 6'],
            ['id'=>7, 'title'=>'Post 7'],
            ['id'=>8, 'title'=>'Post 8'],
            ['id'=>9, 'title'=>'Post 9'],
            ['id'=>10, 'title'=>'Post 10'],

        // convert array to collection with pagination
        $per_page = 2;
        $results = (new Collection($the_array))->paginate($per_page);


in the controller, I’ve written an array to test.

Define Route and Test

Define a route for the test function:

Route::get('/test', 'TestController@test');

That’s all. Now run the project and test.. Thank you.