I am using VC++ 5.0 with MS Access 97. I have created a table in a database that will store courier jobs. I can Add, Edit and Delete jobs from this table. Jobs may be added either through a dialog box or directly from within the code. When using the dialog box, I get an Update error AFX_SQL_ERROR_ILLEGAL_MODE occasionally. I have noticed a time dependency. The faster I try to add jobs the more likely the error will occur. The error indicates that I have not performed an AddNew() or Edit() call prior to the Update(), but this is not true in my case. I wrapped a CanUpdate() around this code and it will return false sometimes. My database/recordset is not readonly. The only explanation I have is time related. But I can not believe it can take that long to update. It is a single user application and the size of the job never exceeds 200 bytes. Any suggestions? I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if source code is required. Thanks.