in the properties window of the data control after i select the databasename, when i click the recordsource a dialog box appears which says "unrecognized database format"..

what would be the problem?

What database are you using? MSAccess? Others?

ms access

What version of MS Access is it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that VB6 doesn't recognize Access database later than 2000. Meaning Access 02/03 cannot be used. Dunno about the other versions of VB.

the file format is ms access 2000..and the version of ms access that i am usung is 2002..

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