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Count UNIQUE results in a field from an MS Access database

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I have an MS Access database. I need to get a count of the number of records which have unique results.

There are over 5000 records in the DB. The field is StandardTitle from tblContractJournals,
I need the number of unique titles.

DB example
Redbook
Life
Time
New Yorker
Newsweek
Redbook
Life

Report:
Number of records: 7
Unique Titles: 5

My sql statement is:

sql2 = "Select COUNT(DISTINCT StandardTitle) AS DistinctCount FROM tblContractJournals "

      Set objRS2 = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
      objRS2.Open sql2, objConn

SQL statement generates a PAGE cannot display.
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Question by:Malloy1446
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by:aikimark
ID: 41855615
sql2 = "Select StandardTitle, COUNT(StandardTitle) AS DistinctCount FROM tblContractJournals Group By StandardTitle"

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by:Malloy1446
ID: 41855634
That gives a count of 0.
I do not need to print the unique titles, only need a count.
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by:Rey Obrero
ID: 41855645
try this

select Count(A.[StandardTitle]) as DistinctCount
from
(select StandardTitle
from tblContractJournals
group by StandardTitle) as A
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by:Malloy1446
ID: 41855704
I tried your code and am receiving Website cannot display page message.

I used the following with and without the brackets:

sqlUnique = "Select COUNT(A.StandardTitle) AS Unique " & _
	"FROM (Select tblContractJournals Group By StandardTitle) as A "

	Set objRSUnique = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
	objRSUnique.Open sqlUnique, objConn

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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
ID: 41855709
why don't you copy the sql statement verbatim,  and run the query in Access to see the result?

try this

sqlUnique = "Select COUNT(A.[StandardTitle]) AS [Unique] " & _
      "FROM (Select StandardTitle from tblContractJournals Group By StandardTitle) as A"

      Set objRSUnique = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
      objRSUnique.Open sqlUnique, objConn
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by:Malloy1446
ID: 41855712
Success!  Thank you.
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