This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] A real common reason for this not working is that the Host Servers aren't running. try: STRHOSTSVR *ALL at a command prompt, and then try the ODBC connect again. If you are connecting via tcp/ip, fire up the DDM server for better performance. (STRTCPSVR SERVER(*DDM)) Anyways, good luck. >Using the ODBC driver that came with CA Express, I can get it to display the >tables in a library and then the table to show its fields, but it will not >display dat in the preview window. >Using OLE DB that came with CA Express, I can not even get the connection >configured. I go to make a new conenction and type in the system name and >my username and password. Test conenction comes back successful, but when I >hit OK ut has a blank pop up box that says Database Error. >I know the OLE DB connection does work because I have written several Visual >Basic apps that use the OLE DB provider on my computer.