http://www.aspmessageboard.com/forum/advanced.asp?M=460417&T=460016&F=27&P=1<BR><BR>Tha t&#039;s a post I made, some problem I ran into and well...the answer was far from obvious (to me anyway)<BR><BR>I mean....I&#039;m creating a pointer to a Field object of a Recordset when it is closed.<BR><BR>Since its a pointer, if I open the Recordset, the variable pointing to the field should then haev become available...no ??<BR><BR>I fixed the problem but I&#039;m so clueless right now...this throws to the ground everything I thought I knew about pointers.<BR><BR>Stephane Dorion