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Displaying number of records next to category name.

Thread began 3/23/2015 10:42 am by FrankJay | Last modified 3/24/2015 10:00 am by Jason Byrnes | 614 views | 3 replies |


Displaying number of records next to category name.

I have a classified adverts page. On the left-hand column is a list of category names being displayed from a recordset. When a category name is clicked, a list of records displays in the right-hand column based on the results of the second recordset.

I would like to have the number of records displayed next to each of the category names in the left-hand column navigation.

This is something totally new for me and need some guidance of how to implement this functionality.

I'm not too sure if I need to add a third recordset to this page to implement the functionality required. If so, some pointers about the creation of this recordset and the filters needed to get the number of records.

Greatly look forward to advice and process to follow to implement this functionality.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you need to use a join query to join the category table to the listing table and use the count() function to count the listings.

Lets use the items and itemcatagory tables from the blue sky music database as an example:

using the following query:

SELECT itemcategory.*, count(items.itemID) as itemCount
FROM items
INNER JOIN itemcategory ON itemcategory.ItemCatID = items.ItemCatID
GROUP BY itemcategory.ItemCatID

would give the following results:

| ItemCatID | ItemCatName | itemCount |
| 1 | CD | 6 |
| 2 | Gear | 5 |

so the itemCount column has the number of items for each category

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Now working

Thanks Jason,
Spot on example recordset to get my required functionality.

I removed my original categories recordset and replaced with your recordset sample.

I just added my required filtering to the recordset.

It works perfectly.

Appreciate your help Jason

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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