Hi<BR><BR>Could anyone tell me: is it better, in terms of performance, to open a connection, then create a recordset and read data from it than to grab data from an XML. - In my case, the connection would not be used by anything else on the page, and the total data contained in the table/XML file would not exceed some 40-50 records/entries.<BR><BR>I&#039;ll appreciate any help.<BR><BR>CCM<BR><BR>PS. I KNOW this is a crosspost from the Performance forum, I KNOW it&#039;s bad to crosspost, but as I still got no answer from there in 3 days, I thought I&#039;d have more chances to have one here.