Hi,<BR><BR>I&#039;ve search through some of the 2,700 results I found and I&#039;ve searched on google, but to no avail.<BR><BR>I would like to read a specific cell, on a specific worksheet, in a specific XL file.<BR><BR>I can do this with recordsets, but it&#039;s a bit friggy. That is, I have to create a two field recordset and then ignore the second one.<BR><BR>This is the sql I use ¬<BR>strQuery = "SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$A1:A2]"<BR><BR>is there a way to just say "go get this cell"<BR><BR>thanks,<BR>chris.<BR><BR><BR><BR>