Subject Re: [firebird-support] Since I shouldn't use COUNT....
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:52 AM 20/07/2006, Myles wrote:

>[...about deriving some statistics...]
>I can't see any way of doing this without using the COUNT function, but
>according the Helen's incredible tome of knowledge on Firebird, it's a big
>NO NO to use the COUNT function.

Ach!! - only when [ab]using it as an existence check.

When used for its intended purpose as an aggregator in a grouped
query it's fine. Read up around p.477.