checking to see if a query/table in Access has any rows

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I have a query in Microsoft Access that is later used to export to Excel.  Is there a way I can tell if rows were returned?  If no rows are returned, I do not want to export the table.
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Only if you are using VBA and can use the Recordset.RecordCount property.

If you are not using VBA, then you could build a form to show you how many records there are, and have a button linking to the Export to Excel code, and you can manually see if there are zero records or not.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Simplest way:

  If DCount("*","<queryname>") >1 then
     ' Do the Export
 End If

Jim.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can use

if dcount("*","queryName")>0 then
  'export to excel
  else
   msgbox "No records to export
end if
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