troubleshooting Question

Why is my recordset returning a recordcount of -1?

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Laurence MartinFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I am trying to generate an quote number using a query like:

stsql = "SELECT Max(Val(Mid([Quote],4))) AS [Number] From [Quote Numbers] GROUP BY Left([Quote],3) HAVING (((Left([Quote],3))='HTR'));"

The code that runs this is:
rstProject.Open stSQL, CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenForwardOnly

With rstProject
    If .RecordCount = -1 Then
        fnNewProjectNumber = 1
        fnNewProjectNumber = !Number + 1
    End If
End With

When I first ran it, I thought the RecordCount came back as -1 because there were no records, but now the query does return a record, but the RecordCount is still -1.

If an aggregate query always returns -1, how can you handle the case when there are no records?

Anders Ebro (Microsoft MVP)
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