troubleshooting Question

getting results of sql command select count(*) from mytable where field1='test'

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I wanted to run the below code to get the count of records matching a certain criteria.  But I found out, then confirmed in .net help, that executenonquery returns -1 in this case.  How can I do this?  I don't need the row/rows themselves.  Just the count.

HitsCmd.CommandText = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM mytable WHERE field='test'"
HitsCmd.Connection.Open()
If HitsCmd.ExecuteNonQuery = 0 Then

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