mongoc_collection_count man page

mongoc_collection_count — mongoc_collection_count()


mongoc_collection_count (mongoc_collection_t *collection,
                         mongoc_query_flags_t flags,
                         const bson_t *query,
                         int64_t skip,
                         int64_t limit,
                         const mongoc_read_prefs_t *read_prefs,
                         bson_error_t *error);



collection: A mongoc_collection_t.


flags: A mongoc_query_flags_t.


query: A bson:bson_t containing the query.


skip: A int64_t, zero to ignore.


limit: A int64_t, zero to ignore.


read_prefs: A mongoc_read_prefs_t or NULL.


error: An optional location for a bson_error_t or NULL.


This function shall execute a count query on the underlying 'collection'. The bson 'query' is not validated, simply passed along as appropriate to the server. As such, compatibility and errors should be validated in the appropriate server documentation.

For more information, see the query reference at the MongoDB website.

The mongoc_read_concern_t specified on the mongoc_collection_t will be used, if any. If read_prefs is NULL, the collection's read preferences are used.


Errors are propagated via the error parameter.


-1 on failure, otherwise the number of documents counted.


#include <mongoc.h>
#include <bcon.h>
#include <stdio.h>

static void
print_query_count (mongoc_collection_t *collection, bson_t *query)
   bson_error_t error;
   int64_t count;

   count = mongoc_collection_count (
      collection, MONGOC_QUERY_NONE, query, 0, 0, NULL, &error);

   if (count < 0) {
      fprintf (stderr, "Count failed: %s\n", error.message);
   } else {
      printf ("%" PRId64 " documents counted.\n", count);


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Feb 02, 2017 1.6.0 MongoDB C Driver