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CZQL count Link

Dear Clarizen R&D team,

  

According to Clarizen API documentation it is possible to execute aggregate CZQL query:

https://api.clarizen.com/V2.0/services/data/Query

e.g.

SELECT COUNT(ExternalID) AS RowCount FROM Task

 

When I tried to execute the same on a Link type of entity the API did not return the expected result (it returned RowCount = 1):

e.g.

SELECT COUNT(ExternalID) AS RowCount FROM RegularResourceLink

 

Could you please help me with the right CZQL expression to get the count of a Link type of entity?

  

Thanks and Best Regards,

Istvan

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Hi Istvan,

Currently this is not supported in our API.

What you can do it to get tasks with their resources as a relation and then count the number of resources using your code.

The query should look like this:

"SELECT Name,(select Name FROM Resources) FROM Task"

And the response will look something like this:

{
   "entities": [
   {
      "id": "/Task/981f223f-fe76-4dea-8852-cdab69a7258c",
      "Name": "Task with no resources",
      "Resources": null
   },
   {
      "id": "/Task/5w7zux8fch4mfyvxdl9eyan3c0",
      "Name": "Task with 1 resources",
      "Resources": {
         "entities": [
          {
            "id": "/User/2qwgydsncnkqz7734kilbkxv52101",
            "Name": "Aida"
          }
                 ],
          "paging": {
               "from": 1,
               "limit": 30,
               "hasMore": false
          }
      }
     },
   ],
   "paging": {
      "from": 2,
      "limit": 100,
      "hasMore": false
  }
}

 

I hope this helps,

Elad

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Hi Elad,

Thanks for your reply!
I'm afraid the suggested solution will not work to achieve the desired result.

Let me give you more context what I would like to do:
We have a custom Currency type of field under RegularResourceLink entity.
I'd like to have the full dataset of RegularResourceLink so I can join it with Resource and WorkItem in our custom ETL process.

I know in the Excel add-in there we can see the "Number of items" for Link type of entities - see screenshot below.
I thought Excel add-in is also using the API to get the results?

Thanks,
Istvan

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Hi Istvan,

It looks like the Excel add-in just give you the total number of RegularResourceLink in your account. From what I understand this is not what you want.

I think I still not fully understand your exact needed result. If you want the full dataset how will the number of links help you?

 

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Hi Elad,

This is exactly what I need: the total number of items under RegularResourceLink:

SELECT COUNT(ExternalID) AS RowCount FROM RegularResourceLink

When I'm downloading the data from API I'd like to show the progress when fetching the data page by page:

e.g.

1000 downloaded out of x

2000 downloaded out of x

where x = total number of items

Hope this clarifies the question.

Thanks,

Istvan

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