Very weird....this code has worked for years...recently it has gotten strange.... one of the problems it has is: the linked data comes up on form. You can even see it in it's table. When reports (and they have worked before) come up and are trying to take the data from an open form) the data won't show up. (the code is: forms![openform]![field]). Here's the odd part: it works fine on other machines. The only thing i think could be different that the guy updated access2003 to sp2 and the data and program mdb files were created and compacted under different versions. I cannot duplicate the problem on any machine. I am reinstalling windows pro and access 2003. Anyone see anything like this or hear of anything? Thanks in advance.