mongoc_collection_count man page

mongoc_collection_count() — 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.

Synopsis

int64_t
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);

Parameters

collection
A mongoc_collection_t
flags
A mongoc_query_flags_t
query
A 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

Description

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

Errors are propagated via the error parameter.

Returns

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

Example

#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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