I have exhausted every resource at my disposal and have yet to find an answer to my problem. I am creating a simple applet for a small library in my community. It interfaces with an MS Access database. I have figured out how to query the database in jave, but I can't figure out how to take that information and put it into variable that I can use for comparison purposes. Basically, I am doing a Select (count) statement and I need to work with the count value to determine the proper course of action that the applet should take. Please help.