# Method: messages.getSearchCounters

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Get the number of results that would be found by a messages.search call with the same parameters

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer Peer where to search Optional
filters Array of MessagesFilter Search filters Yes

# Return type: Vector_of_messages.SearchCounter

# Can bots use this method: NO

# MadelineProto Example (now async for huge speed and parallelism!):

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('https://phar.madelineproto.xyz/madeline.php', 'madeline.php');
include 'madeline.php';

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API('session.madeline');

$Vector_of_messages_SearchCounter = $MadelineProto->messages->getSearchCounters(['peer' => InputPeer, 'filters' => [MessagesFilter, MessagesFilter], ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Vector_of_messages_SearchCounter = messages.getSearchCounters({peer=InputPeer, filters={MessagesFilter}, })
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