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Access 2003, Need Report To Show Total Count

Access 2003, Need Report To Show Total Count
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At work, we use an access database to track our computer inventory. I have created a report that shows a list of the computers, but I would love for this report to show the number of computers we have. I'm not sure if this is done on the report, the table, or both.
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