Fetch the total row count returned by the last call to find(), based on the ‘limit’ parameter set. This is different than the total number of rows found in the database, which you can get with total_found().
public function total ()
Source File: /pods/classes/Pods.php
(int) Number of rows returned by find(), based on the 'limit' parameter set
// Pod is 'rabbits' Pod and it has 8 records
// Let's get 3 items ordered by name
$params = array(
'limit' => 3,
'orderby' => 't.name'
$rabbits = pods( 'rabbits', $params );
total_found(): <?php echo $rabbits->total_found(); ?>
total(): <?php echo $rabbits->total(); ?>