> > BCP *might* work in native mode, though! And since it's part of > MSSQL6, Jeff wouldn't need to install anything "foreign", which is > good since he seems a bit distrustful. But we'd need a working > installation of MS SQL Server 6 on our side to be able to read it... > > Does anyone here have Microsoft SQL Server 6? Yes, I have a full msdn/technet library stretching back pretty much the best part of a decade. (I was once a gold certified microsoft solutions partner, with all the crappy pseudo-qualifications that you need to be such a thing. ;-) This is why we only need a backup copy of the database. MS SQL 6 has tools that allow you to do this for replication to remote servers. This is why we don't need to bother Jeff with installing anything on his server or doing extra work to export in a different format. All we need is the database, or a temporarily open secure odbc connection. - Seb.