Run a SQL select statement in VBA

How would I, in DBA code, run a SQL select statement and then display the number of records it returns?

The statement is:

"SELECT Contact_Number FROM Contacts WHERE Contacts.Tag1=Yes"

I know I can make this as a Query, but there are nine to make and I would rather I did it in code.


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set a reference to MS DAO 3.6 object library

dim rs as dao.recordset
dim myCount
set rs = currentdb.openrecordset("SELECT Contact_Number FROM Contacts WHERE Contacts.Tag1=Yes")
myCount = rs.recordcount
set rs = nothing

That's one way.  I didn't test this, but it looks alright.

Hope it helps


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How about

    Dim SQL As String
    Dim RS As Recordset
    SQL = "SELECT Contact_Number FROM Contacts WHERE Contacts.Tag1=Yes"
    Set RS = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(SQL)
    MsgBox RS.RecordCount

Hope this helps
Sorry Walt - didn't notice your post. Jan
Happens all the time!  No worries, fulscher

corin_pearceAuthor Commented:
Didn't know it was that simple!
Thanks very much, was playing around withQueryDef etc for ages...
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