store the count to a variable

How does one store the count of the following statement to a variable?
 
Select count(*) from mytable

Thanks
jazzman1Asked:
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bga6418Commented:
It sure depends on what type of DB connection you have, but in general it is a define.
For example if you use c++ and OCI to connect to Oracle DB, you would use OCIDefineByPos().

You have to post what API and language you use to get specific code example.
dba9i_barakCommented:
hi jazzman1,
Do you use PL\SQL?
if its in a procedure then:
declare
v_count number;   --declaration of a variable.
begin
  select count(*)
  into v_count
  from your_table;
end;
/

BGH

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