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Sorry about that, I like getting the book-keeping out of the way first. When you use a driver, you rely on it to implement the entire JDBC API. The problem is, quite often they don't. Sounds like you are trying to use a method that should exist (according to the API) but hasn't been written in your driver. If you are using the jdbc-odbc bridge it gets much worse, since I'm pretty sure this only implements a small part of the JDBC 2.0 API. Your options are to either live without the extra functionality (ie use ResultSet.next() and close() only) or use the specific Type 4 Driver for your database (unless you're using Access, in which case you should use something else) Dave.