in visual basic one is to make and use what is referred to a 'new instance' of an object. in access we can do the same thing. then we can give that new object properties. as an example: if i make a new employee then give it properties such as fname, lname, bdate, etc. then i believe i have the following: employee.fname, employee.lname, and employee.bdate. apparently this type of object construction is frequent in visual basic. one of the advantages, as i understand it, making changes is easier through out the code. what i am asking in this question is how can i utilize this in access. again i know i can create a new object and the give it properties, but how can i incorporate this into a table and other access objects. is there some teaching on this specific topic.