I've created a test data file which I have been using to test my new found ASP skills. The data file was created using access. Whenever I open the file using VBScript on an ASP, my manipulations are applied and then the file becomes un-accessable for approximately one minute. I'm wondering if there is a 'con.close' function that I'm not yet aware of? (It's not mentioned in any of my books)<BR> Thanks for any help you have.