Shannon, Here's a prototype for a method that accepts a String and returns an instance of String. The "O" on the first line tells it that an object will be returned. The first parm then defines that object. After that, the values that are passed in get listed. Hope this helps! d mGetItem PR O EXTPROC(*JAVA: d 'com.hotdata.hdk.client.HdkResultset' d :'getItem') d* Return Value d CLASS(*JAVA: d 'java.lang.String') d* Arguments d 10i 0 VALUE d O CLASS(*JAVA: d 'java.lang.String') d CONST > > * Prototype procedure to connect to QManager > D MQJBINDM PR 10i 0 > <<<<-----this return value is incorrect, but I don't know how to fix! > D EXTPROC(*JAVA: > D 'MQJBIND': > D 'MQJBIND') > D ManagerQ LIKE(qManager) CONST > D NameQ LIKE(qName) CONST > NOTICE: This E-mail may contain confidential information. If you are not the addressee or the intended recipient please do not read this E-mail and please immediately delete this e-mail message and any attachments from your workstation or network mail system. If you are the addressee or the intended recipient and you save or print a copy of this E-mail, please place it in an appropriate file, depending on whether confidential information is contained in the message.