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Large Table Paginator for Django 1.10 and above
from django.contrib.admin import ModelAdmin
class MyTableAdmin(ModelAdmin):
paginator = LargeTablePaginator
from django.core.paginator import Paginator
from django.utils.functional import cached_property
class LargeTablePaginator(Paginator):
Warning: Postgresql only hack
Overrides the count method of QuerySet objects to get an estimate instead of actual count when not filtered.
However, this estimate can be stale and hence not fit for situations where the count of objects actually matter.
def count(self):
Returns an estimated number of objects, across all pages.
if not self.object_list.query.where:
cursor = connection.cursor()
"SELECT reltuples FROM pg_class WHERE relname = %s",
estimate = int(cursor.fetchone()[0])
return estimate
# If any exception occurred fall back to default behaviour
return super(LargeTablePaginator, self).count
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noviluni commented Feb 8, 2019

I think that there is an error. If self.object_list_query.where is True shouldn't we return the super.count()?

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