Suppose I have two databases where information is constantly added and these databases will be open to add infor. Now I have a third database that uses their tables. It is made up of some of the feilds from the first two databases. This database is just used for searching and browsing, not to change any records. My problem is I can't open this database unless the others are closed. I know I could shair the external databases but I thought I could view external databases without settting up the sharing bits. Any way to just view these tables and all can be open?