I would like to know how many records are there for a given Object. I have written code (SOQL) which can show record count for <= 50000 records but I have 2 Million records then how can I get an exact count.

FYI: I also used a read-only attribute in a VF page, but it can read up to 1 Million records.


1. Use Aggregate query

public class Test_Aggregate{
        public static void TestAgg() {
            Integer intCount = 0;

            for(AggregateResult result :[SELECT COUNT(Id) intVal FROM Custom_Object__c])

            System.debug('No of records are: '+intCount);

2. Use Readonly notation

@ReadOnly only work with JS remoting. If you direct call the method using class instance then it wouldn't work

Here is the example(IN this example I have 97000 Task records.)

<apex:page controller="TestVFpage">

    <div id="totalAccounts"></div> 
                            alert('Total Records: '+result.length);



public class TestVFpage {
    public static list<Task> getTask(){
        return [SELECT Id FROM Task];

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3. Use rest api using jquery.

   <input name="getList" class="btn" value="Get Account list" type="button" onclick="getSobjectList()" />
   <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      var $j = jQuery.noConflict();
      var sessionId = '{!$Api.Session_ID}';
      function getSobjectList() {
      type: "GET",
      url: "/services/data/v35.0/query?q="+''+"{!URLENCODE('SELECT count(Id) totalTask FROM Task')}",
      headers: {"Authorization" : "OAuth " + sessionId},
      crossDomain : true,
      dataType: 'application/json',
      success: function (responseData) {
      error: function (request, status, error) {

check browser console

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    Thank you @Ratan, your first approach solved my problem but the rest 2 failed for records >= 1000000 – Mahadev Wagalgave Jul 5 '16 at 6:58

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