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VB.net Counting Rows in query doesn't work with SQL Client but does with Oledb

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I am trying to count the number of records in any query using the following code.
I get the error "Syntax error near '('"
The second example where I use Oledb works

(1)
                sSQL = "SELECT Count(*) As MyCount FROM (SELECT [Accounting].[Account Type], [Accounting].[Co_ID] FROM [Accounting])"
     
                Dim cn As New SqlConnection(oConnectionString)
                Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(sSQL, cn)
                cn.Open()

(2)
      sSQL = "SELECT Count(*) As MyCount FROM (SELECT [Accounting].[Account Type], [Accounting].[Co_ID] FROM [Accounting])"

                Dim cn As New OleDbConnection(oConnectionString)
                Dim cmd As New OleDbCommand(sSQL, cn)
                cn.Open()

                oCount_Rows_in_Query = cmd.ExecuteScalar.ToString
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Try with the following:

"SELECT Count(*) FROM [Accounting]"
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you may need to add an alias to the subquery:
  sSQL = "SELECT Count(*) As MyCount FROM (SELECT [Accounting].[Account Type], [Accounting].[Co_ID] FROM [Accounting]) sub_query " 

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