I have decided to try and use stored procedures to decrease runtime. But I can not get the function pulling the date to work. How can I stick this into an Access store proc? Thanks guys. <BR><BR>dim vardate <BR>vardate = Month(Now())<BR>"SELECT ID, First_Name, Last_Name, Nickname, Birthday FROM CMT_Employees where Birthday like '" & vardate & "/" & "%%' order by Birthday ASC"