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Using a data reader to get a count

Last Modified: 2012-08-16
I have a data reader that I am using that runs a simle query that counts the number of records in a table that meet a certain criteria.  I cannot get it to show me the value the query returns.  I have tried:

datareader.read ()

I am constantly geting zero when I can run the query and I am getting counts of >0  any advice?
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