A number of issues have been raised in UI inventory relating to inconsistent record counts reported when searching.
Jakub Skoczen asked me to raise a consolidated backend issue for these, so the Core Platform team could investigate further.
This issues in intended to cover issues found in:
UIIN-1046- Sorting seems to impact the record counts returned by the API UIIN-1049- Effective location filter gives inconsistent record counts UIIN-1050- 1000 records reported for instances suppressed from discovery, when there should be over 7000 UIIN-1055- Keyword search gives inconsistent record counts
Maybe this is a known limitation of the record count estimation, that cannot be easily resolved. If so, I think we need to document it in a way that can be explained to end users.