FAQ / Basics / What is a record?

A record is an object you add to an index and can be searched for on your website. The record is stored as a JSON object in your index. Each JSON in your index has a unique objectID and can contain any number of attributes defined by you.

Here is an example of a record, formatted in JSON:

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{
  "name": "Iphone 6 64Gb",
  "brand": "Apple",
  "color": "Gold",
  "categories": ["smartphone", "phone", "electronics"],
  "price": 789
}

You may find it useful to see how Algolia counts records and keep in mind that the limit on record size depends on your plan.

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