reading total number of row with preparedstatement

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Is there a way to read the total number of rows from a select satement using prepared statement, instead of having to loop throght the data and count as you go?
 rs1 = getIP.getResultSet();
 while (

but instead

int total =  command

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You can try:
Select Count(myTable.*) as Total
From myTable

That should return 1 row with a value and a column header 'Total'

Good Luck!!!
What language are you using?  Most have something like rs1.RecordCount as a function that can be referenced once the rs1 has been populated.
tfbsrAuthor Commented:
Using Java
Sorry - don't know much about Java.  pitster's initial response will work for any query language so if you can't find another way it should get you there.

I suggest you set the result set to last and then you get the row number, this should give you the number of rows that was selected with your statement.

 rs1 = getIP.getResultSet();
 int rows = rs1.getRow()

//if  you need to go to the first again

Hope this helps.



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