cat count APIedit

Provides quick access to a document count for a data stream, an index, or an entire cluster.

The document count only includes live documents, not deleted documents which have not yet been removed by the merge process.

Requestedit

GET /_cat/count/<target>

GET /_cat/count

Path parametersedit

<target>

(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of data streams, indices, and index aliases used to limit the request. Wildcard expressions (*) are supported.

To target all data streams and indices in a cluster, omit this parameter or use _all or *.

Query parametersedit

format
(Optional, string) Short version of the HTTP accept header. Valid values include JSON, YAML, etc.
h
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names to display.
help
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes help information. Defaults to false.
s
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names or column aliases used to sort the response.
v
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes column headings. Defaults to false.

Examplesedit

Example with an individual data stream or indexedit

The following count API request retrieves the document count for the my-index-000001 data stream or index.

GET /_cat/count/my-index-000001?v

The API returns the following response:

epoch      timestamp count
1475868259 15:24:20  120

Example with all data streams and indices in a clusteredit

The following count API request retrieves the document count for all data streams and indices in the cluster.

GET /_cat/count?v

The API returns the following response:

epoch      timestamp count
1475868259 15:24:20  121