Count

Count( arrayOrSet )
Count( arrayOrSet )
Count( arrayOrSet )
Count( arrayOrSet )
count( arrayOrSet )
Count( arrayOrSet )
Count( arrayOrSet )

Description

The Count function returns the number of items that exist in arrayOrSet, which is an Array, Page, or Set.

The run time of Count is dependent on the number of elements in the underlying set or page — it’s linear, or O(n). For very large sets or pages, executing Count might result in a query timeout error, or "width" error.

For query "width" errors, the underlying set or page involves more than 100K items. This can happen when using a set function, such as Difference, where more than 100K items need to be considered to produce the set that Count evaluates. To resolve this, use Paginate to limit the set or page size.

For example, instead of:

Count(
  Difference(
    Match(Index("Index1"), "term1"),
    Match(Index("Index2"), "term2")
  )
)

use:

Count(
  Paginate(
    Difference(
      Match(Index("Index1"), "term1"),
      Match(Index("Index2"), "term2")
    ),
    { size: 10000 }
  )
)

This does mean that if the entire set must be evaluated to arrive at the correct result, you would have to page through the Paginate results.

For query timeout errors, you may specify a larger query timeout via the driver that you are using.

Parameters

Argument Type Definition and Requirements

arrayOrSet

Array, Page, or Set

The Array, Page, or Set that should have its items counted.

Returns

The Number of items in arrayOrSet.

Examples

The following query returns the number of items in the provided array:

try
{
    Value result = await client.Query(
        Count(Arr(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10))
    );
    Console.WriteLine(result);
}
catch (Exception e)
{
    Console.WriteLine($"ERROR: {e.Message}");
}
LongV(10)
result, err := client.Query(
	f.Count(f.Arr{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}))

if err != nil {
	fmt.Fprintln(os.Stderr, err)
} else {
	fmt.Println(result)
}
10
System.out.println(
    client.query(
        Count(
            Arr(
                Value(1), Value(2), Value(3), Value(4), Value(5),
                Value(6), Value(7), Value(8), Value(9), Value(10)
            )
        )
    ).get()
);
10
client.query(
  q.Count([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10])
)
.then((ret) => console.log(ret))
.catch((err) => console.error('Error: %s', err))
10
result = client.query(
    q.count([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10])
)
print(result)
10
try {
  println(Await.result(
  client.query(
    Count(Arr(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10))
  ),
  5.seconds)
)} catch {
  case unknown: Throwable => println("Error: " + unknown.getMessage())
}
10
Count([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10])
10

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