store the count to a variable

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

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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().

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hi jazzman1,
Do you use PL\SQL?
if its in a procedure then:
v_count number;   --declaration of a variable.
  select count(*)
  into v_count
  from your_table;


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