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Increment by N, return previous

Atomically adds the given value to the current value and returns the previous value of the counter. It is possible that multiple concurrent client requests may receive the same previous value. This occurs since only the incrementing part of the logic is atomic, the retrieval of the value before it is incremented is not.

Future<int> Backendless.counters.getAndAdd(String counterName, int value);

IAtomic counter = Backendless.counters.of(String counterName);
Future<int> counter.getAndAdd(int value);


Argument                Description
counterName name of the counter to update.
value number to add to the current counter value


Function callback = (counterValue) => print("previous counter value is - $counterValue");

Backendless.counters.getAndAdd("my counter", 2000).then(callback);

IAtomic myCounter = Backendless.counters.of("my counter");

Codeless Reference



Argument                Description
counter name Name of the counter whose value must be incremented.
increment by Specify the number to increment the value by.
return previous value When this box is checked, the operation returns the previous value of the counter.

Returns the previous value of the counter.

Consider the following counter:


The example below increments the value of the "CarsParkingLot" by 20. This operation returns 0, since the return previous value box is checked. To avoid confusion, the value was  incremented by 20, even though the return value is 0.


The result of this operation will look as shown below after the Codeless logic runs: