@@ROWCOUNT Strikes Again

Just when I thought I’d been thwarted the last time by @@ROWCOUNT, along comes this gem:

begin try
select top 10 * from sys.objects;
end try
begin catch
select top 20 * from sys.objects;
end catch;
select @@rowcount;

Yup, it returns 0. It seems that even a try/catch block will stomp on the results. Maybe I’ll learn one of these days.

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