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Get contributor count with the graphql api

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Is it possible to get a total contributor count from a repository, as is displayed at the top of the repository, with the graphql api?


I was able to retrieve all commits and get the author, but I can't compute a count through that endpoint or get a total count through the repository object.


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Re: Get contributor count with the graphql api

Hi @acrobat,


Thanks for being here! As of now, you might get the total count of commits ie:

query {
  repository(owner:"rails", name:"rails") {
    object(expression:"master") {
      ... on Commit {
        history {


A schema has been requested to get the total contributor numbers and is a work in progress, I'll do some more digging and post any other updates here.

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Re: Get contributor count with the graphql api

Hi @AndreaGriffiths11, That's indeed the graphql query I use to get the commit count. Thanks for requesting the schema change, I will wait for an update when this is available!