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From Peter Karich <>
Subject Re: Programmatically retrieving numDocs (or any other statistic)
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2010 20:11:33 GMT
Both approaches are ok, I think. (although I don't know the python API)
BTW: If you query q=*:* then add rows=0 to avoid some traffic.


> I want to programmatically retrieve the number of indexed documents. I.e., get the value
of numDocs.
> The only two ways I've come up with are searching for "*:*" and reporting the hit count,
or sending an Http GET to and searching
for <stat name="numDocs" >xxxx </stat> in the response.
> Both seem to be overkill. Is there an easier way to ask SolrIndexSearcher, "what's numDocs"?
> (I'm doing this in Python, using Pysolr, if that matters.)
> Thanks!

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