simple dbexpress query question.

I'm currently teaching myself Kylix/Delphi, and am trying to do some stuff with a MySQL DB.  I am able to use the SQLQuery component to do inserts and updates so far, but something I need to do right now is get some information from a select statement.  Actually a very simple one:  "SELECT (count(id)+1) FROM messages"

creating the component with the SQL is simple, I am unsure how to retrieve the results though, I want it back as a simple string.
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kacorretiredCommented:
Could you explain your question a little bit better by an example?
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esoftbgCommented:
var
  I: Integer;
  S: string;
begin
  if Query.Active then
    Query.CLose;
  Query.SQL.Text := 'SELECT (count(id)+1) COUNT_ID FROM messages';
  Query.Open;
// result is:
  I := Query.FieldByName('COUNT_ID').AsInteger;
// or result is:
  S := Query.FieldByName('COUNT_ID').AsString;
end;
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kretzschmarCommented:
you can also use

Query.Fields[0].AsYouWantHere;
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BlixemAuthor Commented:
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks both of ya!
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