?
Solved

Recordset.Recordcount = -1 ??????

Posted on 2002-04-25
3
Medium Priority
?
132 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi!

I make a query into a recordset. It isn't Nothing, but when I pick it's RecordCount, it always returns with -1.

Why?

  strSQL = "Select * from Table"
 
  Set guestBookData = New ADODB.Recordset
 
  guestBookData.Open strSQL, conn
 
  c = guestBookData.RecordCount
  MsgBox c

--------------------
c = -1, but rs isn't empty, I can get the data from it.
0
Comment
Question by:holdkoros
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
TimCottee earned 200 total points
ID: 6968177
That is because the default options on recordset.open is a ForwardOnly recordset, use:

guestBookData.Open strSQL,conn,adOpenStatic,adLockReadOnly

For a scrollable recordset, optionally set the cursorlocation to clientside.

guestBookData.CursorLocation = adUseClient

Before opening the recordset.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:gron
ID: 6968179
When you work with linked TableDef objects, the RecordCount property setting is always –1.
Using the Requery method on a Recordset object resets the RecordCount property just as if the query were re-executed.
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 6968188
gron, that is DAO stuff you are talking about, ADO is a different beast (similar in some respects but not the same).
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Enums (shorthand for ‘enumerations’) are not often used by programmers but they can be quite valuable when they are.  What are they? An Enum is just a type of variable like a string or an Integer, but in this case one that you create that contains…
Background What I'm presenting in this article is the result of 2 conditions in my work area: We have a SQL Server production environment but no development or test environment; andWe have an MS Access front end using tables in SQL Server but we a…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 22 hours left to enroll

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question