i&#039m re-designing an ASP site and need to pull BLOB text from a field in my database and display it in a page. currently, the site admin program creates an .asp file using the FileSystemObject and that file is called as a name/value pair. is there any benefit to retrieving the data directly from the table and into a template .asp page? which is faster? the FileSystemObject asp files have very long file names, which can add to server load. just wondering if there is a preferred way.<BR><BR>thanks.