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Why does SSMS show an extra row count returned than actually did until I click in the results pane

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Any stored procedure I run shows the rows at the bottom right and it is always one more than what was actually returned, I click in the reult set and it changes to reflect ht eactual caount. This is very annoying and I can't understand why it happens. Is this by design or do I need to do some type of update?
Here is a copy of my current configuration from SSMS, if I need an update to SSMS wouldn't it happen in the WIndow update I run every night?

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio                     10.0.4000.0
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools                     10.0.4000.0
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)      6.1.7600.16385
Microsoft MSXML                        3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer                  8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft .NET Framework                  2.0.50727.4952
Operating System                        6.1.7600
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Do you have any other select statement just before the last one returning your record set in the SP? Check the code below to see what I mean - with last two SELECT statements you get indeed 24 rows but if you check each record set it shows you correct result on each. Now comment out the SELECT with COUNT(*) in it and run it again - you must see only 23 rows returrned not 24:

drop procedure test
go
create procedure test as
set nocount on
CREATE TABLE #test_table
        (
        Company  VARCHAR(3),
        Year     SMALLINT,
        Quarter  TINYINT,
        Amount   DECIMAL(2,1),
        Quantity DECIMAL(2,1)
        )
 INSERT INTO #test_table
        (Company,Year, Quarter, Amount, Quantity)
 SELECT 'ABC', 2006, 1, 1.1, 2.2 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2006, 2, 1.2, 2.4 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2006, 3, 1.3, 1.3 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2006, 4, 1.4, 4.2 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2007, 1, 2.1, 2.3 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2007, 2, 2.2, 3.1 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2007, 3, 2.3, 2.1 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2007, 4, 2.4, 1.5 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2008, 1, 1.5, 5.1 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2008, 3, 2.3, 3.3 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'ABC', 2008, 4, 1.9, 4.2 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2006, 1, 2.1, 3.6 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2006, 2, 2.2, 1.8 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2006, 3, 3.3, 2.6 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2006, 4, 2.4, 3.7 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2007, 1, 3.1, 1.9 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2007, 2, 1.2, 1.2 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2007, 3, 3.3, 4.2 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2007, 4, 1.4, 4.0 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2008, 1, 2.5, 3.9 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2008, 2, 3.5, 2.1 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2008, 3, 1.3, 3.9 UNION ALL
 SELECT 'XYZ', 2008, 4, 3.9, 3.4

select count (*) from #test_table
select * from #test_table
GO
exec test
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by:AkAlan
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This happens on every sp that returns records. I click in the recordset area, I get the true row count, I click in the query statement area, I get the row count plus one. I go back and forth and the row count changes. I can send a Jing a link of my screen if you want. Thanks for the help.
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OK, I figured out what was going on here. When I execute a sproc, SSMS generates the following:

 USE [MyDatabse]
GO

DECLARE      @return_value int

EXEC      @return_value = [dbo].[myStoredProcedure]

SELECT      'Return Value' = @return_value

GO

The Select statement adds the extra row to the rowcount. If I comment the line out, the sproc still executes and shows the rowcount I expected.
Not sure if there is anything I can do about this, maybe a setting in Options but at least I understand what is going on.
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by:AkAlan
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I found the answer myself.
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