Counting populated rows in an Excel Document

I have an excel 2003 document "Account_Type" that has a worksheet named "Data".  This sheet has headers on row 1.  What I need is to count the number of rows that have a value in column A.  If there are no rows with a value except for the header row, return 0.  Can someone help with some script that will do this using vbscript 6.0.
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Something like this should work...

Dim xlApp, xlWb, xlWs

Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set xlWb = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("c:\folder\subfolder\foo.xls")
Set xlWs = xlWb.Worksheets(1)

MsgBox "Populated rows: " & (xlApp.CountA(xlWs.Range("a:a")) - 1)

xlWb.Close False
Set xlWs = Nothing
Set xlWb = Nothing
Set xlApp = Nothing

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