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Still confused about what you mean by junk characters... is it possible it just converted to a different character encoding? Did you check the character encoding properties of the database? I would think attempt #4 (setCharacterStream) would work fine if you set the encoding properly. [ July 16, 2008: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]