is there a way I can open a database connection for read only so as not to get the error "File in use"? I have a server side VB program reading streamed text from UDP (Winsock) and the updating to the database, so this connectio is always open. I want to view (not change) this data from a webpage in ASP, but when I try it says that the files is aldready open. Is there a way? If so can you share?