how to count sql row...

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by belotrei, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. belotrei

    belotrei Member

    I want to show the total of my record from sql database. (just 1 column, xxxxx records/row)

    I used this :

    Cmd.CommandText = "SELECT COUNT(column) FROM tablename"
    Reader.Value = Cmd.ExecuteReader
    msgbox (reader.value)

    Why it always gave me empty string?

    May i miss something?

    Thanks guys, this forum is really helpful! :sign0060:
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    You are missing two things:
    1 - You need to first read the data using Reader.ReadNextRow.
    2 - You should get the data using Reader.GetValue.

    Cmd.CommandText = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM orders"
    Reader.Value = cmd.ExecuteReader
  3. belotrei

    belotrei Member

    Thank you so much Erel! I just feel like idiot... :eek:
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    It took me some thinking too, you should feel just fine ;)
  5. nightlyfe

    nightlyfe Member

    But I feel like an idiot...

    I keep getting an error when I try to put this in a Sub. It's an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error.
    I know I'm missing something obvious, but I have no idea what.
    Care to give a noob a boost?

    UPDATE: I figured it out. Using the following code, I was able to get rid of the error:

    Command.CommandText = "Select COUNT(*) FROM table"
    Reader.Value = command.ExecuteReader

    Thanks for the pointers on the way.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009