well, you can't is a bit exaggerated, but not in a normal way. The timestamp value is a binary value! You can't use it to display the date the record was last updated or something like that. It doesn't contain a date/time. It's just a database wide unique number (used for replication and other stuff)<BR><BR>My guess is you need to show the LastUpdate date or something similar. To get this you have to add a DateTime field, with a default value of GetDate().