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sql in ado

Hi guys,
  I am using  an ado .I require to execute an sql statment such as "Select count(empno) from emp".I want to return the value of count to a variable.How can I do this"
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shyma
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StingRaYCommented:
shyma

Try this:

Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
rs.open "SELECT COUNT(empno) AS EMPCOUNT FROM emp",cn
rs!EMPCOUNT will provide "COUNT(empno)" from your SQL
Don't for get to close rs and set it to nothing.
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mberumenCommented:
shyma,  the cn on stingray's code refers to the connection to the database.
remember to declare it at the top of your code

Sub OpenMyDB()
Dim cn As New Connection
Dim rs As Recordset
Dim intCount as integer
'Create the connection.
    cn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\" & _
        "Samples\Northwind.mdb;"
 
'Create recordset reference and set its properties.
    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
 'Open recordset.
    rs.open "SELECT COUNT(empno) AS EMPCOUNT FROM emp",cn

intCount=rs(0)

    rs.Close
set rs=nothing
    cn.Close
set cn=nothing
 
End Sub


'regards
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StingRaYCommented:
mberumen

Thank you for referring cn to its origin.
I forgot to tell shyma what cn is.

regards
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shymaAuthor Commented:
when I applied the sql statment I got the count correctly.But my problem is not solved.I used findfirst and findnext method in dao.But in ado there is only find method.
   Can you please tell me whether find method will search for a record from the beginning and to move to next record what I have to use ?
  Similarly in dao we check whether the record is there or not with Nomatch property.How to make a check in case of ado?.Please suggest
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shymaAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points from 20 to 25
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mberumenCommented:
shyma... When you say that you want to search for e record from the beginning?...  you could select the record based on a condition that you can include in your SQL statement

i.e.
 rs.open "SELECT * FROM emp WHERE lastname='Smith';",cn

if rs.EOF<>True then
'We found a record!
else
'Record not found
end if
rs.close

Now if you want to select various records and scroll through them then use the rs.movenext ,movefirst or movelast to navigate through them

i.e.

 rs.open "SELECT * FROM emp WHERE lastname='Smith';",cn
Do while Not rs.eof
if rs.firstname="Bob" then
'We found Bob!
end if
rs.movenext
loop
rs.close

regards
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shymaAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the answer.
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StingRaYCommented:
shyma:
This is Find Syntax I copied from MSDN.

Find (criteria, SkipRows, searchDirection, start)

Parameters

criteria   A String containing a statement that specifies the column name, comparison operator, and value to use in the search.

SkipRows   An optional Long value, whose default value is zero, that specifies the offset from the current row or start bookmark to begin the search.

searchDirection   An optional SearchDirectionEnum value that specifies whether the search should begin on the current row or the next available row in the direction of the search. Its value can be adSearchForward or adSearchBackward. The search stops at the start or end of the recordset, depending on the value of searchDirection.

start   An optional Variant bookmark to use as the starting position for the search.

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PS.
..NoMatch is equivalent to .EOF
if .Find return no record found , .EOF = True
otherwise, Cursor will pose to result record.

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StingRaYCommented:
mberumen:
Your answer is okay. But if you want to search thru 1,000,000 record, it means you have to take 1,000,000 itteration.
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mberumenCommented:
I agree stingRay,  I wasn't sure of what shyma was trying to accomplilsh, however.  I assume that you would limit the amount of records in your recordset by running a query or a filter before opening the recordset.

regards
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StingRaYCommented:
Ok.
Let shyma take his own decision.
regards.
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