If I have an ODBC connection to an access db. what query can I issue that will give me a response to let me know what the backend is? For example if I have an ODBC to SQL Server I can do a SELECT @@VERSION and get 'Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.665 (Intel X86) Jul 29 2002 15:02:32 Copyright (c) 1988-2000 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.0 (Build 2195: Service Pack 3)'. I need to do the same in Access. The program will not know beforehand what the ODBC connection is, ie. by name, but will need to determine what the backend is. The program must be the one to discover not the user by going to control panel/odbc.