How to get count of model type in the store

@dreamingfurther and I are trying to conditionally make a request for all models of a given type

Ideally we would like to do something like.

if (User.count === 0) {

We’ve come up with a solution using a filter to count the records but it seems hacky:

var count = 0;
User.filter(function() {
if (count === 0) {

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this?

How about this?

User.all().get("length") === 0;

Here’s an alternative approach I’m using in an app:

App.ApplicationController = Em.Controller.extend({
  init: function() {
    return App.Subject.find();

App.SubjectsRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  model: function() {
    return App.Subject.all();
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Fantastic @gunn! That’s exactly what we need.