Count function

These functions can be used when counting field values and expressions.

FunctionDescription
count()Counts a row, or whether a given value is truthy

count​

The count function counts the number of times that the function is called. This is useful for returning the total number of rows in a SELECT statement with a GROUP BY clause.

API DEFINITION
count() -> 1

If a value is given as the first argument, then this function checks whether a given value is truthy. This is useful for returning the total number of rows, which match a certain condition, in a SELECT statement, with a GROUP BY clause.

API DEFINITION
count(any) -> number

If an array is given, this function counts the number of items in the array which are truthy. If, instead, you want to count the total number of items in the given array, then use the array::len() function.

API DEFINITION
count(array) -> number

The following example shows this function, and its output, when used in a RETURN statement:

RETURN count();

1
RETURN count(true);

1
RETURN count(10 > 15);

0
RETURN count([ 1, 2, 3, null, 0, false, (15 > 10), rand::uuid() ]);

5

The following examples show this function being used in a SELECT statement with a GROUP clause:

SELECT count() FROM [{ age: 33 }, { age: 45 }, { age: 39 }] GROUP ALL;

3
SELECT count(age > 35) FROM [{ age: 33 }, { age: 45 }, { age: 39 }] GROUP ALL;

2

An advanced example of the count function can be seen below:

SELECT
country,
count(age > 30) AS total
FROM [
{ age: 33, country: 'GBR' },
{ age: 45, country: 'GBR' },
{ age: 39, country: 'USA' },
{ age: 29, country: 'GBR' },
{ age: 43, country: 'USA' }
]
GROUP BY country;
[
{
country: 'GBR',
total: 2
},
{
country: 'USA',
total: 2
}
]