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VB.net Get a count of the number of primary keys in a SQL table

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I use the following code to get the primary key for a SQL table. If the table has more than one primary key
how do I get a count of the number of primary keys? Thanks

            sSQL = "SELECT column_name "
                sSQL = sSQL & "FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE "
                sSQL = sSQL & "WHERE OBJECTPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID(constraint_name), 'IsPrimaryKey') = 1"
                sSQL = sSQL & "AND table_name = '" & oTableName & "'"

                Dim connection As New SqlConnection(Globals.ThisAddIn.oRIGHT.lblConnectionString.Text)
                Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(sSQL, connection)
                connection.Open()
                Get_Primary_Key = cmd.ExecuteScalar().ToString
                connection.Close()
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A table can only have one primary key.

More than one column can be engaged in the primary key, but there will only be one primary key in the table.
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E.g.

 
USE AdventureWorks2012;

SELECT  KC.name ,
        C.name 
FROM    sys.schemas S
        INNER JOIN sys.tables T ON T.schema_id = S.schema_id
        INNER JOIN sys.key_constraints KC ON KC.parent_object_id = T.object_id
        INNER JOIN sys.index_columns IC ON IC.object_id = T.object_id
                                           AND IC.index_id = KC.unique_index_id
        INNER JOIN sys.columns C ON C.object_id = T.object_id
                                    AND C.column_id = IC.column_id
WHERE   S.name = 'Production'
        AND T.name = 'ProductInventory'
	AND KC.type = 'PK';

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by:murbro
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Thanks for clarifying that a table can only one primary key. Also thanks for the code
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