Hi All, Say I have a SQL Server ( or more general, if possible) back end, i.e., stored at the server level. Now, I want to create a front-end, say Access fron- end ( again, if possible, more general ). I know one thing I need : to create a physical connection between the two, most likely TCP/IP, maybe OCDB, etc. , to have data processed in the back and sent to the front. What other type of compatibility " constraints" (general software, hardware, etc.) are there in order to connect the front with the back? For example, how would I set up an Access front to connect with a SQL server back?