[rabbitmq-discuss] Reliable way to get number of messages in a queue

Mark Nutter marknutter at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 18:59:46 BST 2009

Ahh.. I see now. So is there a way to tell how many messages the consumer
currently has?

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Matthew Sackman <matthew at lshift.net>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:41:46AM -0500, Mark Nutter wrote:
> > I'm attempting to get the number of messages that are in a queue.  I'm
> using
> > a consumer to pull messages from the queue.  I've tried using the
> > queueDeclare getMessageCount() function and that gives me the message
> count
> > *once* but every time after that it just gives me a message count of zero
> > back.  Any other way of finding it?  Is the consumer somehow messing
> things
> > up?  Thanks!
> If the consumer has removed all the msgs from the queue, then the
> queueDeclare msg count will indeed be 0. The queueDeclare msg count only
> tells you the number of messages currently buffered in the queue.
> Matthew
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Mark Nutter
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