Hello, <BR><BR>I am new to databases and conversion formats, <BR>I have an Excel Spreadsheet written in Chinese that I would like to convert into an MS Access or SQL Server Table (European version). <BR><BR>The problem is that when I import the source data into one of the two above mentioned database formats it loses its chinese characters and replaces them with question marks. <BR><BR>Is there any method to avoid this by using "unicode" or whatever ? <BR><BR>Nicolas