Counting Number of Records for a SQL Statement

I know that DCount will count the number of records in a specified table or query with optional criteria, but is there a way to count the number of records that a given *SQL Statement* would output?  Is there a simplier way then having to open a recordset?
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Declan_BasileITAsked:
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<Is there a simplier way then having to open a recordset? >>

Select Count(*) as RecCount FROM <table> WHERE < >

but you'd need to open a recordset to get that, which would be comprised of one record with the count.

Jim.
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