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The are NOT less records in the data source.
There are fewer. but not less.
The difference between less and fewer is simple: Fewer is for things you count, and less is for things you don’t count.
You can count M&Ms, glasses of water, and potatoes — so you eat fewer M&Ms, serve fewer glasses of water, and buy fewer potatoes for the salad.
You can’t count candy, water, or potato salad — so you eat less candy, observe that the lake has less water, and make less potato salad for the next potluck