I have been using Access 2002 as the front end to generate reports connecting to an Oracle DB. It has worked fine for over 2 years and all of a sudden this month Access crashes, apparently on a date parameter. The DB (especially date formats) and my queries have not changed. I deleted and recreated the links to the DB without effect. The only thing that could have changed, being in an enterprise environment, are Microsoft patches pushed to our Win XP Pro desktops. I tested my DB today on a freshly imaged desktop and it still crashed. Since Access is minimally supported, I'm having a hard time solving the problem... Basically, the following (simplified) query in Access runs fine without the date parameter, and crashes with it: SELECT * FROM NTABATCH_REA_STAT_ACCT_RPT WHERE d_open > #01/01/2006#; Field d_open has a required general date/time format. When I run the query in Embarcadero Rapid SQL it runs fine. So I'm wondering if I have to qualify the format of the date parameter, but I'm not sure how. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome! Thanks a bunch.