I had the book, "Microsoft Jet Database Engine Programmer's Guide by Dan Haught, Jim Ferguson, 1st Edition" on my desk and ggreig stopped to talk about it in passing. I was the first computing book that Insights ever bought. It was used by a chap called Ian who left some time before I joined. He thought it was good but was annoyed it had all the sample code in Visual Basic rather than a proper programing language. He might be pleased to know it is still useful. I use it all summer as it is just the right thickness to prop open the window in hot weather.