Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 1:55 PM
Subject: SQL Server Tips, 03/08/2000

Preventing the row count from displaying in SQL Server

In SQL Server 7.0, every time you execute a query, you receive an
additional result set indicating the number of rows processed by
your query. Because SQL Server must generate this value each time
you run a query, it increases the workload on your server. Turning
off this count of rows processed by your query (or stored procedure)
can significantly increase the performance of your query. You can
turn the count off for your current connection by executing the
statement SET NOCOUNT ON. If you want to turn off the count for all
connections, you'll need to modify the properties of your server in
SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

This tip was contributed by John Sewell,