I want to retrieve information, using ODBC from a Navision database (ERP system). Navision's license file is based on the number of concurrent users. So I want to write a VB component, that opens a single connection to the database, and NOT closing that connection after a databasecall is made. I need thus a routine that opens a connection first, and then uses that open connection for all further database calls. Do you know how I can achieve this?