jmcc and dingman - thank you. In the meantime I could convert my database from MS-Access to MySql. Went without problems. Some problems with "access denied" message due to my complete inexperience with MySQL. The first read tests of my web site with MySQL test-database showed heaps of page errors. Date queries in SQL statements use (as in MS-SQL) the apostrophes instead of the # sign - as expected. And MySql does not like the SELECT statements where I use an openstatic cursor. Still a long way to go for a large web site, I guess. But it looks promising so far.