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What is the meaning of the parenthesized number in a work item query result ?

Kevin Ramer (4.5k6177196) | asked Oct 12 '15, 11:36 a.m.
I'm sure this is documented somewhere but finding "X of Y" will be darn difficult...    When a work item query ( or text search ) has lots of matches ( more than the configured Query limit ) the paging indicators will show something like

1 of NNN (mmmm)
Depending on the context the NNN will be 1000 ( configured query maximum ) or 100  (configured full text maximum ).  We _think_ that (mmmm) represents the total number of work items matched by whatever criteria.  True or false


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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered Oct 12 '15, 8:41 p.m.
True. You can verify it by this way:
1. Run a query that returns fewer records than the limit, say the limit is 1000 and the query returns 789 records. The first page of the result should show "1-50 of 789".
2. Change the limit smaller that the actual result at the previous step, say 500 for now.
3. You may need to log out and log back in to see the new limit setting.
4. Run the same query again and the first page should now show "1-50 of 500 (789)".
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Kevin Ramer commented Oct 13 '15, 8:10 a.m.

Thank you, Donald.  It's good to have a confirmation of one's conjectures :-)

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