(temporary title) React pagination with paginated data from knex

When digging the internet on how to render paginated data from back end my team face a lack of information disregard the topic. So this was our team’s solution to exhibit knex backend paginated data in a reasonable way.


  1. paginated data served from backend
  2. reactstrap v.8.10.0
  3. styled components v.5.3.1
  4. Reactjs v.17.0.2
  5. yarn (because we prefer it, but you can use npm as well)
  6. git
  7. postgres

Setup backend

Initiate the node project and create folders and files.

yarn init -y

yarn add express dotenv knex pg knex-paginate

yarn add nodemon -D

touch knexfile.js

touch server.js

mkdir backend

cd backend

mkdir src

cd src

touch app.js

git clone https://github.com/ninjarobot/pokedata.git vendor

cd vendor


(make sure the logged system user exists in postgres)


import Knex from "knex";
import { config } from "dotenv";
import pg from "pg";

pg.defaults.ssl = true;

const knexConfig = {
  development: {
    client: "pg",
    connection: {
      host: process.env.DB_HOSTNAME || "",
      database: process.env.DB || "pokedata",
      user: process.env.DB_USER || "jimmyginga",
      password: process.env.DB_PASSWORD || "root",
      port: process.env.DB_PORT || "5432",
      ssl: { rejectUnauthorized: false },
    pool: {
      min: 2,
      max: 10,
    migrations: {
      tableName: "knex_migrations",
      directory: "./src/database/migrations",
  //uncomment for production
  /*production: {
    client: 'pg',
    connection: {
      host: process.env.DB_HOSTNAME,
      database: process.env.DB,
      user: process.env.DB_USER,
      password: process.env.DB_PASSWORD,
      port: process.env.DB_PORT,
      ssl: { rejectUnauthorized: false }, // install ssl lib and delete line
    pool: {
      min: 2,
      max: 10,
    migrations: {
      tableName: 'knex_migrations',
      directory: './src/database/migrations',

export default Knex(knexConfig.development);


import { app } from "./src/app.js";
import { createServer } from "http";
const PORT = 8008;
const server = createServer(app);

server.listen(PORT, () => console.log(`Server is running on ${PORT} port`));

How to send paginated data with knex

See below an example of controller using node, express and knex

Controller file


// here the import considered knexfile.js to be in config folder
import express from "express";
import knex from "../knexfile.js";
import { attachPaginate } from 'knex-paginate'
const app = express();

app.get("/", async (req, res) => {
  try {
    const pokemon = await knex("pokemon").select().paginate({});
  } catch (error) {
    return res.status(400).json({ message: `Can't list pokemons: ${error}` });

export { app };

Then run yarn run serve:dev in the terminal, the Server is running on 8008 port log will appear, it means that you can make requests in you http://localhost:8008/


path Method Result
/ get Array of pokemon objects

Setup frontend

npx create-react-app frontend -y


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