Counting with countAll() and countAllResults() in CodeIgniter 4


Getting a count of table or query rows in CodeIgniter 4 is quite easy using either of the Query Builder countAll() or countAllResults() functions. Continue reading to see examples of each…

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CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder countAll()

The CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder countAll() function returns the count of rows in a table as an INTEGER. In this first example, we get the count of rows in the Sakila database ‘city’ table:

Number of rows in the city table is: 600

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CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder countAllResults()

Where countAll() returns the number of rows in a specific table, countAllResults() returns the number of rows from a Query Builder query. You can use filtering functions with countAllResults() as well. In this example, I’m filtering the query using the where() function:

Number of rows in the actor table with actor_id less than or equal to 10 is: 10

Related: The CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder where() function supports several different parameter binding options. Learn about them in the post, CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder where() function and parameter structure with MySQL.

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Using the $db->getLastQuery() method, we can see the exact query that was sent to and executed on the server:

Related: Read the post CodeIgniter 4 Query Helper $db->getLastQuery() method for SQL prototyping for more information about this super-handy CodeIgniter 4 database helper method.

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