I have recently upgraded an accounts package from btrieve to SQL 2000. Since this time, getting data from the db is so slow compared with the old system. Also Excel links into the db to retrieve info and this is even slower and often crashes losing all the work. This is a new server also and has a Xeon processor and 1Gb memory. There are only 5 users using the SQL application. Does anyone know a reason as to what may be causing the slowness, is there a way of finding out how the database is performing or if something is slowing things down (not that good with SQL) or does anyone have any suggestions?