Determine number of records availble in a ThingSpeak channel

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Using the REST API, I would like to be able to query for the number of records of data stored in a ThingSpeak channel before reading that data.
Is there a way to do this?
DL KA on 30 Nov 2020
I need to make decisions based on the number of records available before I read the quantity of records I need to operate on.

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Vinod on 3 Dec 2020
Edited: Vinod on 3 Dec 2020
I'd recommend the best solution is to retrieve data based on date range. Again, keep in mind the response will contain at most 8000 points. So, you will want to pick your date range based on how frequently your channel is updated. See more details here.
Christopher Stapels
Christopher Stapels on 11 Dec 2020
You could also update the channel and look at the response. ThingSpeak returns the number of records in the channel However, after you update the channel to see if there is anything in it, you would have to clear it again or it would look like there are records in the channel. :)

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