Help:Count format

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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 always 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 by queries 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]

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

6

References

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