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Total Record Count In ADO Recordset

Submitted on: 5/10/1999
By: Riaan Aspeling  
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User Rating: By 39 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VB Script, ASP (Active Server Pages)
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     This simple little function just returns the total number of records in a ADO recordset.
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' Name: Total Record Count In ADO Recordset
' Description:This simple little function just returns the total number of records in a ADO recordset.
' By: Riaan Aspeling
' Inputs:A ADODB.Recordset structure
' Returns:A Long integer with the total number of records
' Side Effects:I believe it's not the fastest way of retrieving the information but at least it works. I'd like it if somebody can suggest a alt. way of getting to this info.
'This code is copyrighted and has' limited warranties.Please see'for details.'**************************************

'Pass this function your ADO recordset
Function GetTotalRecords(ByRef aRS As ADODB.Recordset) As Long
On Error GoTo handelgettotalrec
 Dim adoBookM As Variant 'Declare a variable to keep the current location
 adoBookM = aRS.Bookmark 'Get the current location in the recordset
 aRS.MoveLast 'Move to the last record in the recordset
 GetTotalRecords = aRS.RecordCount 'Set the count value
 aRS.Bookmark = adoBookM 'Return to the origanal record
 Exit Function
 GetTotalRecords = 0'If there's any errors return 0
 Exit Function
End Function

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8/12/1999 9:50:00 AMCorey

How about the RecordSet's RecordCount property?
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8/12/1999 10:09:00 PMRiaan Aspeling

Hi Corey

That's quite a valid statement. It doesn't work with a SQL 6.5 or 7 recordset connection though. You have to move to the last record before the RecordCount property get's set!!??!!

That's why I wrote this silly little function.

Maybe it's a bug in the ADO layer?

Kind Regards
Riaan Aspeling
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9/15/1999 11:36:00 AMJeremy

I wrote a couple functions that do the following....
First i dim a ADOConnection object as an array, and they do the same with a recordset. cn() and rs(). The functions merely return the index of the newly created connection or recordset. The connection part works fine, but when i load a record set into an array it seems to return an infinate number of records.
This make any sense to you?
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1/27/2000 9:48:55 AMSteven Lee

RecordCount is set to 1 if SQL returns a least one row. You have to use MoveNext method to get to the end of the recordset before using RecordCount property. This is not a bug and it's true for all other database engines. Whenever possible, use the "Count(*)" SQL function instead of "MoveLast".
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