hi guys?i need some help.i am developing a swahili, english language translator.i have an access database,which has 2 columns.namely(English word, Swahili word).which function in vb6 or vb.net can i use to break down an entire sentence into tokens, then translate the individual words directly from the database?

you could use split to divide the sentence into words. Something like:

dim x as string
x = "this is a sentence."
parts = split(" ", x)  ' might be split(x, " ")

now parts(0) should be "this".