Select count distinct equivalent

In MS SQL I know I can do something like this:

select count( distinct counties ) from mytable

Access doesn't provide this...  Is there a work around?
veronicasAsked:
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bob_onlineCommented:
You can create a query to

select distinct county from mytable

Save the query as qryDistinctCounties (or whatever your naming convention is.

In a second query Select Count(*) from qryDistinctCounties
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dbase118Commented:
Are you trying to get a count of each counties records or just a count of the number of different counties
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funkeCommented:
or if you want to do it SQL style then

SELECT Count([SOMEALIAS])
FROM
(SELECT WebCategory.ParentID AS [SOMEALIAS]
FROM WebCategory
GROUP BY WebCategory.ParentID)
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funkeCommented:
sorry - used my table to build example -
Here's one with your naming conventions:


SELECT Count([NUMBEROFCOUNTIES])
FROM
(SELECT Counties AS [NUMBEROFCOUNTIES]
FROM mytable
GROUP BY Counites)

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