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Can DAO recordsets be stored as .dlls ?

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Since my array recordsets are access frequently, Can both control arrays and DAO recordsets be stored as .dlls ?
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Yep, as long as they are Activex DLLs.
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You can store recordset information in a dll.  I believe you have to pass recordsets to/from automation servers as variant data types, so you will have to assign your recordset to a variant data type before you transfer, and re-assign to recordset once the target receives it.  You have to be careful if you are creating a server that will be available to multiple clients, as you have the issue of each client creating a separate instance of the dll.  If you are using VB, look into the following topic in Books On-line:
1. ActiveX components (read the whole chapter)
2. COM

I'm not so sure about control arrays, however.

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MikeReilly:
If the ActivexDLL is going to be used by VB exclusively, you can pass recordset types.
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Thank you.
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