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Recordset.RecordCount Property

Office 2007
Returns the number of records accessed in a Recordset object, or the total number of records in a table-type Recordset object. or TableDef object. Read-only Long.

Syntax

expression.RecordCount

expression   A variable that represents a Recordset object.

Remarks

Use the RecordCount property to find out how many records in a Recordset or TableDef object have been accessed. The RecordCount property doesn't indicate how many records are contained in a dynaset–, snapshot–, or forward–only–type Recordset object until all records have been accessed. Once the last record has been accessed, the RecordCount property indicates the total number of undeleted records in the Recordset or TableDef object. To force the last record to be accessed, use the MoveLast method on the Recordset object. You can also use an SQL Count function to determine the approximate number of records your query will return.

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Using the MoveLast method to populate a newly opened Recordset negatively impacts performance. Unless it is necessary to have an accurate RecordCount as soon as you open a Recordset, it's better to wait until you populate the Recordset with other portions of code before checking the RecordCount property.

As your application deletes records in a dynaset-type Recordset object, the value of the RecordCount property decreases. However, records deleted by other users aren't reflected by the RecordCount property until the current record is positioned to a deleted record. If you execute a transaction that affects the RecordCount property setting and you subsequently roll back the transaction, the RecordCount property won't reflect the actual number of remaining records.

The RecordCount property of a snapshot– or forward–only–type Recordset object isn't affected by changes in the underlying tables.

A Recordset or TableDef object with no records has a RecordCount property setting of 0.

Using the Requery method on a Recordset object resets the RecordCount property just as if the query were re-executed.

Example

This example demonstrates the RecordCount property with different types of Recordsets before and after they're populated.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub RecordCountX()

   Dim dbsNorthwind As Database
   Dim rstEmployees As Recordset

   Set dbsNorthwind = OpenDatabase("Northwind.mdb")

   With dbsNorthwind
      ' Open table-type Recordset and show RecordCount 
      ' property.
      Set rstEmployees = .OpenRecordset("Employees")
      Debug.Print _
         "Table-type recordset from Employees table"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount
      rstEmployees.Close

      ' Open dynaset-type Recordset and show RecordCount 
      ' property before populating the Recordset.
      Set rstEmployees = .OpenRecordset("Employees", _
         dbOpenDynaset)
      Debug.Print "Dynaset-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table before MoveLast"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount

      ' Show the RecordCount property after populating the 
      ' Recordset.
      rstEmployees.MoveLast
      Debug.Print "Dynaset-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table after MoveLast"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount
      rstEmployees.Close

      ' Open snapshot-type Recordset and show RecordCount 
      ' property before populating the Recordset.
      Set rstEmployees = .OpenRecordset("Employees", _
         dbOpenSnapshot)
      Debug.Print "Snapshot-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table before MoveLast"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount

      ' Show the RecordCount property after populating the 
      ' Recordset.
      rstEmployees.MoveLast
      Debug.Print "Snapshot-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table after MoveLast"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount
      rstEmployees.Close

      ' Open forward-only-type Recordset and show 
      ' RecordCount property before populating the 
      ' Recordset.
      Set rstEmployees = .OpenRecordset("Employees", _
         dbOpenForwardOnly)
      Debug.Print "Forward-only-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table before MoveLast"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount

      ' Show the RecordCount property after calling the 
      ' MoveNext method.
      rstEmployees.MoveNext
      Debug.Print "Forward-only-type recordset " & _
         "from Employees table after MoveNext"
      Debug.Print "  RecordCount = " & _
         rstEmployees.RecordCount
      rstEmployees.Close

      .Close
   End With

End Sub



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