Subject Re: [IBO] Re: RecordCount (for IBO v4) (or sooner if you like)
Author Jason Wharton
> Clear enough - but one thing though, you're talking about a full
> blown record count - do you mean count(*) from <table>?! That would
> take an awfull long time if there are a lot of records, right?!

Yes, that is pretty much how the current RecordCount property works with
TQuery and TTable except worse because it just fetches the records to the
client and counts them that way in all cases. But IBO has avoided doing this
and I plan to actually continue avoiding it. I want it under the developer's
control and I want to better reflect BDE compatibility at the same time.

I figure if they are converting a BDE application then they would prefer to
have the same behavior wherever possible and now with the flip of a property
they can make their datasets much more client/server friendly. But, to do
this I have to make it behave differently than the BDE did...

Jason Wharton
CPS - Mesa AZ