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From: Dave Waller <dwaller at precisiondrive dot com>
Subject: Re: DBCOUNT
Date: Nov 27 1998 6:00PM
Is there another way to count the rows before you step through them?
Michael Peppler wrote:
> Dave Waller writes:
> > I must be using this wrong because I get -1 for the value.
> > So.. How do you really use DBCOUNT
> [ I think I'm going to write an autoresponder that replies to DBCOUNT
> queries automatically... ]
> DBCOUNT() returns the number of rows affected for update/insert/delete
> For select statements all the rows need to be processed (via
> dbnextrow) before DBCOUNT() can return the correct value. This is
> normal and is due to the way RDBMS engines handle datasets internally
> (ie the information is not available) This BTW is not a Sybase
> limitation, Oracle works the same way.
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