Despite using null and paginate false i can still only return 100 queries with this:

{% set results = craft.entries({
    limit: null,
    paginate: false,
    section: 'directory',
    relatedTo: relationParam
}) %}

How do I get all of them?


Well I found the problem and solution which is a bit strange - makes no sense to me. I am passing relatedTo a merged string 'relationParam' which has the mulitpple categories I want to search for. Once I set the limits on the categories that are related to the entries -see below - it all works.

{% set c = craft.categories.group('locations').slug(countrySlug).limit(null) %}
{% set p = craft.categories.group('locations').slug(portSlug).limit(null) %}

So what doesn't make sense to me is that I am having to set the limit outside of the main entries query. I would have thought the entry limit specification would do this not on the categories related.

  • 2
    There isn't a paginate parameter, so you can safely remove that. Maybe you just happen to have exactly 100 related entries?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 18:32
  • Nah I am expecting 410. I am outputting a count on screen of the results array and its always 100
    – joomkit
    Commented Nov 12, 2016 at 8:28
  • What happens if you set the limit parameter to 410? How do you know that there should be 410 entries? Commented Nov 13, 2016 at 11:04
  • If I set the limit to 500 I still get just a 100 records returned. If I take out the 'relatedTo' params ( my search query) then I get my 410 records. It seems that relatedTo params is enforcing a limit
    – joomkit
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 10:07

1 Answer 1


The reason this happens is Craft has a default limit of 100 for all ElementCriteriaModel objects (this includes assets, categories, entries, tags, and users, also relations as you encountered).

This isn't made terribly clear in the documentation, but you can see it under the defineAttributes() method on the ElementCriteriaModel class reference page.

As you discovered, adding a .limit(null) parameter overrides that limit.

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