Every time I hear about someone emailing the SA password to the entire GAL or a vendor that ships a product that has one connection using SA, I'm reminded of this website: http://worsethanfailure.com/Default.aspx Spend a few minutes there and have a laugh at someone else's expense. And if, heaven forbid, you're actually doing something that is depicted at this website, take it as a strong hint that you should rethink your situation. Enjoy, -Ke