I am a new developer of Magento 2.

I got an array of product items from order.

$products = $order->getAllVisibleItems();

However, getAllVisibleItems() get the array of products. I need to convert the array to collection so that I can render it by pager. what should I do ?

1 Answer 1


Check how it's done in the \Magento\Sales\Block\Order\Items::_prepareLayout() method.

You create item collection factory and use it as collection for building pager

     * @param \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Registry $registry
     * @param array $data
     * @param \Magento\Sales\Model\ResourceModel\Order\Item\CollectionFactory|null $itemCollectionFactory
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context,
        \Magento\Framework\Registry $registry,
        array $data = [],
        \Magento\Sales\Model\ResourceModel\Order\Item\CollectionFactory $itemCollectionFactory = null
    ) {
        $this->_coreRegistry = $registry;
        $this->itemCollectionFactory = $itemCollectionFactory ?: \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance()
        parent::__construct($context, $data);

     * Init pager block and item collection with page size and current page number.
     * @return $this
    protected function _prepareLayout()
        $this->itemsPerPage = $this->_scopeConfig->getValue('sales/orders/items_per_page');

        $this->itemCollection = $this->itemCollectionFactory->create();

        /** @var \Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Pager $pagerBlock */
        $pagerBlock = $this->getChildBlock('sales_order_item_pager');
        if ($pagerBlock) {
            //here pager updates collection parameters

        return parent::_prepareLayout();
  • This answer’s OP underlying issue, but it doesn’t answer the original question: how to get a collection when one has an array.
    – bfontaine
    Apr 1, 2021 at 9:28
  • 1
    @bfontaine check \Magento\Framework\Data\Collection::addItem() method. Just create collection factory, convert array item into the \Magento\Framework\DataObject and add items to collection Apr 2, 2021 at 6:04
  • _____ Thank you!
    – bfontaine
    Apr 2, 2021 at 7:27

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