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SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT Field) ... Not Working... What am I missing?

Posted on 2004-10-07
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Greetings All!

Here is the deal, I am trying to Count all of the unqiue groups in a table. I thought it should be as easy as :

SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT tGroup)as 'CNT' From Terms

I have checked a few other posts on here to confirm my syntax... unless I am overlooking a detail, it should be right.
This is the error I receive:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'

[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'COUNT(DISTINCT tGroup)'.

/inc/functions/dbConn.asp, line 10

Any ideas?
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Question by:intreeg
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Try using this Query:

SELECT COUNT(*) as 'CNT'
FROM (SELECT DISTINCT tGroup FROM Terms)

-tushar
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by:intreeg
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Beautiful!!!!
BTW: I made an error to begin with there should be no ' ' around CNT ... just for reference for anyone looking for this solution!

Good Job tushar!
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by:tusharashah
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Nice to have you going!

Thanks for A

-tusahr
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