I am currently having a problem getting a bitmap image into Access without having to edit the data, click the field, selecting "Insert Object..." then creating an object from file. I have a VB5 application that currently writes the bitmap to the database field but it gets stored as "Long binary data" instead of "Bitmap Image". I am using Crystal Reports 6 to do my reporting and it insists on bitmap images. The "Long binary data" format is no use. Is there anyway in VB5 or VBA to take a bitmap image and save it into the OLE object field retaining the "Bitmap Image" format, not the "Long binary data" format? Thanks in advance.