I use an SQL anywhere database. I launch it with dbeng50w.exe or db32w. this engine ask a name and load the file.DB all this is OK The point is what do i need to access to that database in another way than with isql. for example with JDBC.... the odbc driver is 16 bits so cannot be seen with odbc32 in the conf. panel I don't know the name of the driver for the method forName("jdbc....") please help thanks Stef.