Well, in general, Fridays may be OK for me (sometimes not). However, Saturday and Sunday are out. I join with the others to say thanks to Dave; Good luck, and let's keep meeting if we can. Jeff said: >> You can even take an RFID reader, plop Dick Grier's ActiveX serial control into an Excel userform, and grab data. << Yeah. I have several people who are doing exactly that -- Excel and Access are alive and well. Dick Richard Grier (Microsoft MVP - Visual Basic) Hard & Software 12962 West Louisiana Avenue Lakewood, CO 80228 303-986-2179 (voice) 303-593-9315 (fax) Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 4th Edition ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages) published July 2004. For faster service, contact the publisher at http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4<http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4>.