I have not been able to try Duncan Kings suggestion yet - thanks for that, but even if that works, I don&#039t understand why an update to this MS Access recordset does display on the page in which the update is made, but does not display,i.e the value previous to the update is displayed, if I Redirect to another page and open a new recordset on the updated table. I have checked in Access that the table has been updated so surely the new page should retrieve the updated value - any explanation?