I am new to ASP and have been attempting to teach myself using a professional textbook. Unfortunately, this book assumes you have a prior knowledge of ASP, which I do not.<BR>I have read that you should make and close a connection to the database in each page. My dilemma is how do I do this without putting the username and password in each page, as I heard this is not a wise practice. I have read about datalink files and include files and I was just wondering which is the better way to go. The explanations in the textbook did not explain the advantages and disadvantages of these. Can someone please explain this to me?<BR>Thanks.