console.count()

The console.count() method logs the number of times that this particular call to count() has been called.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

console.count([label]);

Parameters

label Optional
A String. If supplied, count() outputs the number of times it has been called with that label. If omitted, count() behaves as though it was called with the "default" label.

Examples

For example, given code like this:

let user = "";

function greet() {
  console.count();
  return "hi " + user;
}

user = "bob";
greet();
user = "alice";
greet();
greet();
console.count();

Console output will look something like this:

"default: 1"
"default: 2"
"default: 3"
"default: 4"

The label is displayed as default because no explicit label was supplied.

If we pass the user variable as the label argument to the first invocation of count(), and the string "alice" to the second:

let user = "";

function greet() {
  console.count(user);
  return "hi " + user;
}

user = "bob";
greet();
user = "alice";
greet();
greet();
console.count("alice");

We will see output like this:

"bob: 1"
"alice: 1"
"alice: 2"
"alice: 3"

We're now maintaining separate counts based only on the value of label.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Console API
The definition of 'console.count()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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countChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 30IE Full support 11Opera Full support 11Safari Full support 4WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 30Opera Android Full support 11Safari iOS Full support 3.2Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0

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