Subject Re: [ib-support] Record Count
Author Woody
From: "Leyne, Sean" <sleyne@...>
> While a count() should not take as long as the 'real' query -- it is
> incorrect to think of it as a 'no-cost' solution.
> Due to the Multi-Generational Architecture of Firebird/IB, a record
> count can require a fair bit of processing and as such I would
> **strongly** recommend that it not be done (i.e. forget about the count
> of rows for a query!)

While I do agree with this for the most part, it is very difficult to show a
progress bar for reports when you don't know how many records you are