Efficient deep pagination, or equivalent of solr shards.rows


We have a public-facing search function where certain users routinely can navigate quite deeply in the result set and reach the max_result_window.

I found a very interesting article about solr where they limit the number of hits per shard for (very) deep pagination and thus I wonder if the tools exist to pull off the same thing in elasticsearch?


After some research I found a few features that almost does the right thing:

  • terminate_after - It has a different use case and doesn't do any shard-level sorting before terminating.
  • shard_size - It's only for aggregations

So, it would seem it's currently not possible.

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