doc / ch.tutteli.atrium.api.infix.en_GB / atMost

# atMost

`infix fun <T : CharSequence, S : CharSequenceContains.SearchBehaviour> CharSequenceContains.EntryPointStep<T, S>.atMost(times: Int): AtMostCheckerStep<T, S>`

(source)
Restricts a `contains`

assertion by specifying that the number of occurrences of the value which we
are looking for occurs `at least`

once but `at most`

number of times within the search input.

If you want to use a higher lower bound than one, then use `atLeast(2).butAtMost(3)`

instead of `atMost(3)`

.
And in case you want to state that it is either not contained at all or at most a certain number of times,
then use `notOrAtMost(2)`

instead.

### Parameters

`times`

- The number which the check will compare against the actual number of times an expected value is
found in the input of the search.

### Exceptions

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times is smaller than zero.

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times is zero; use notToContain instead.

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times equals to one; use exactly instead.

**Return**

The newly created builder.

`infix fun <E, T, S : InAnyOrderSearchBehaviour> IterableLikeContains.EntryPointStep<E, T, S>.atMost(times: Int): AtMostCheckerStep<E, T, S>`

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Restricts a `contains`

assertion by specifying that the number of occurrences of the entry which we
are looking for occurs `at least`

once but `at most`

number of times within the IterableLike.

If you want to use a higher lower bound than one, then use `atLeast(2).butAtMost(3)`

instead of `atMost(3)`

.
And in case you want to state that it is either not contained at all or at most a certain number of times,
then use `notOrAtMost(2)`

instead.

### Parameters

`times`

- The number which the check will compare against the actual number of times an expected entry is
found in the IterableLike.

### Exceptions

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times is smaller than zero.

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times is zero; use notToContain instead.

`IllegalArgumentException`

- In case times equals to one; use exactly instead.

**Return**

The newly created builder.

**Since**

0.14.0 -- API existed for Iterable but not for IterableLike.