Hi<BR>Im looping with my datareader and for each record I have to add a drop down list.<BR>This drop down list contains statuses from my database.<BR>So every dropdown list will contain the same data.<BR><BR>Whats the best way to do this, to ensure optimal usage ?<BR>I was thinking - get the data once in application object (like an array) and use the array to populate the data.<BR><BR>Any other ideas ???<BR>Thanks,<BR> ajax<BR>