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Count format
Returns just the number of results, instead of the results themselves.
Further Information
Provided by: Semantic MediaWiki
Added: 0.7
Removed: still supported
Requirements: none
Format name: count
Enabled? Indicates whether the result format is enabled by default upon installation of the respective extension. yes
Authors: Markus Krötzsch
Categories: misc · math
Table of Contents

The result format count is used to show the number of results (a count of the number of matching pages) that a query in Semantic MediaWiki would return.1 The result is simply a number. The computation of this number usually will use larger limits than the default limit set with the configuration parameter $smwgQMaxInlineLimitSets the maximal number of rows ever printed in a single inline query on a single page, even if a setting limit=... is given for inline queries, so even large numbers may be reported by "count". Also the result cannot be restricted using the "limit" parameter to inline queries, i.e. |limit=10 will not work.

Parameters[edit]

There are no parameters specific to the count format. In fact, most standard parameters do not make sense either, since the output is very specific.

Example[edit]

{{#ask:
 [[Category:City]]
 [[Located in::Germany]] 
 |format=count
}}
Result

6

References

  1. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub issue comment gh:smw:1833:246869905