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  2. DOCS-12966

Investigate changes in SERVER-37690: countDocuments throws an error when matching 0 document

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      Downstream Change Summary

      The shell's countDocuments method had thrown an uninformative error if the collection is empty or does not exist. Now it will return 0, the same as drivers do.

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      `countDocuments` throws an error when matching 0 document.

      I would have expected it to follow what `count` does, which is return 0.

      With both versions `4.0.3` and `4.1.4` (haven't checked intermediary ones), the error I get from the bellow `steps to reproduce` is:

      2018-10-20T16:26:44.252+0100 E QUERY [js] TypeError: res[0] is undefined :
       DBCollection.prototype.countDocuments@src/mongo/shell/collection.js:1418:5
       @(shell):1:1
       

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            Assignee:
            jeffrey.allen@mongodb.com Jeffrey Allen
            Reporter:
            backlog-server-pm Backlog - Core Eng Program Management Team
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              4 years, 36 weeks, 2 days ago