Is there a way to see the number of watchers for a category?

We’re using categories as a way to stay up to date on certain topics and we are encouraging our users to subscribe/watch the category so they get the information in their email fast.

We want to measure the success of this initiative but we can’t seem to find a way to see how many users are watching a category.

Is this possible? Even if the data is in the database we can pull that would be great.

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I imagine you could write a Data Explorer query.

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Try:

SELECT c.id as ID,
c.name as NAME, 
cu.notification_level as NOTIFICATION_LEVEL,
CASE cu.notification_level
WHEN 0 THEN 'MUTED' 
WHEN 1 THEN 'REGULAR' 
WHEN 2 THEN 'TRACKING'
WHEN 3 THEN 'WATCHING'
WHEN 4 THEN 'WATHING FIRST POST' END as NOTIFICATION_LEVEL_DESC,
COUNT(cu.id) as COUNT_OF_TYPE
FROM category_users cu
JOIN categories c ON cu.category_id = c.id
GROUP BY c.id, c.name, cu.notification_level, notification_level_desc
ORDER BY c.name, cu.notification_level
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Thank you @merefield that got me 90% of what I needed and I was able to update your SQL statement to my needs like so:

SELECT c.name as NAME, 
COUNT(cu.id) as subscribers
FROM category_users cu
JOIN categories c ON cu.category_id = c.id
WHERE 
    c.name LIKE '%Announcements%'
    AND
    (cu.notification_level = 2 
    OR 
    cu.notification_level = 3 
    OR 
    cu.notification_level = 4)
GROUP BY c.id, c.name
ORDER BY subscribers DESC, c.name
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