In perl I can use a system command as follows: <BR>system("command I would like it to perform")<BR>and it will mimick me being at a unix command line prompt typing in that command (and therefore executing it). Does ASP have anything like this to mimick a dos prompt command?? I need to execute pdsql statements at the command prompt as part of my script (I'll explain why if you care or if it's important). Can't find it at all in Sams ASP in 21 book. I know about Server.Execute but it doesn't look like that would really do it (and we have IIS4). If I'm wrong, I apologize in advance. Thanks !!