|Announced on||Rollout starts||Rollout ends|
|April 27, 2022||End of Q1, 2023||TBD|
Starting in Q1, 2023, we’ll be rolling out some changes to pagination in views and the sorting behavior on user profile pages. We are doing this to ensure the future performance and scalability of views, and to improve your overall user experience. This announcement explains what we’re removing and changing, what to expect, and what to do before it happens.
This announcement includes these sections:
- Why is Zendesk making these changes?
- Cursor-based pagination for views
- Changes to sorting user profile pages
Why is Zendesk making these changes?
As explained in our earlier announcement about changes to views sorting and ordering, there are some major infrastructure changes happening in the backend for Views. This is going to make the performance of views more consistent and less reliant on the scale and complexity of the view. Larger active ticket volumes will have less effect on the performance of views. This will also start to open up feedback improvements to the views interface that were previously blocked due to the technical limitations.
Cursor-based pagination for views
Zendesk is supporting a new pagination model called cursor-based pagination (CBP), and as part of this broader shift, we’ll be switching to cursor-based pagination in views as well. It allows for much faster response times than offset-based pagination at any page depth and improves the overall performance and loading time of the views.
This means that we are removing the ability to skip pages in a view. You will no longer see numbers as part of the page controls such as these:
Instead, each view will include page controls for First, Next, Previous, and Last.
What you need to do
We recommend that you create views with multiple, specific parameters to produce more narrowed views that surface more relevant information. For example, if you have a view where you typically skip to page 5 of 10 in order to see tickets assigned to a certain person or group, you can create a new view with an additional parameter for the assignee.
If you want to see the last page in a view, you can do a reserve-sort using one of the columns in the view. For example, clicking on the Requester column will sort tickets based on requester names, putting them in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order. There will not be an explicit option for jumping to the last page.
Changes to sorting user profile pages
We will be removing the ability to sort tickets on user profile pages by Subject, Requester, and Group (see Viewing a user's profile in Zendesk Support). For example, if you click these column headings, nothing will happen. You will still be able to sort by other columns.
What you need to do
Make sure you understand that you will not be able to sort by certain columns on user profile pages in the future. Aside from that, no action is needed.