Do you need to cast a value from a datareader to a certain type or does it take on the type of the database?<BR><BR>I mean do I need to do the following?? I know it does not throw out an error if I don&#039;t, but I am just wondering what type it will assign the Session vars<BR><BR>Session("Somevar") = CType(objDataReader("StringfromDB"),string)<BR>Ses sion("Somevar1") = CType(objDataReader("IntfromDB"),integer)<BR><BR>T hanks