Hello all,<BR><BR>I&#039;m an "advanced beginner" with ASP looking for a way to use the MS Office Web Components to do some reporting from a remote database. Our internal client is used to a spreadsheet metaphor and really likes the ability to format to their heart&#039;s content as well as export to Excel. I was initially excited about using them, but I find that you can&#039;t use the Spreadsheet component to open a remote URL - it has to be a local file. I can easily generate the database code on the ASP server - is there a way to somehow get the HTML contents of the URL down to the client to manipulate it? Or would another way be better?<BR><BR>Thanks in advance<BR><BR>Jim Stanley<BR>Jacobs Engineering Group<BR>Pasadena CA