I posted an earlier question about queries etc. This issue appears to be resolved by using the connect to database in the tools menu. after going through that process I have a strange situation. Azure, data connections, and servers are now permanent entries in the IDE even when starting a new project. Under the data connections the name of the .mdb file that I connected to appears with a red x beside it. How can I get rid of these? A different project won't need these and I don't know why AZURE suddenly appeared.