Perhaps the time out is on the server side. ASP scripts are given a default length of time they are allowed to run. I have had my scripts time out many times. Each time I have to get the SysAdmin to increase the length of time scripts are allowed to run. This time can also be set at the beginning of the script, but the syntax escapes me. HTH -----Original Message----- From: Luther, Ron [mailto:Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 2:23 PM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: [thelist] BIIIIIG tables - HTML or ASP Limitation? Hi Gang, I think this is a "common" problem. You run an ASP report. It tries to bring back a 35,000 record recordset ... and it simply "times out" in the user's browser. I just shot off my mouth this afternoon theorizing that this is a browser limitation trying to render a table with "too many" rows ... and not an inherent limitation in using ASP to process a dataset. The difference is important to me because, if I'm guessing rightly, I should be able to work some "mime-type" magic, write the ASP recordset to a file as ... say .... Excel or CSV ... and then link to the file and have things all work nicely together. [All in-house intranet where all my users have IE and MS office.] Am I close to the mark? ... or do I need to pick up a case of Tabasco sauce to wash down all the crow I'm gonna have to eat? RonL. --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !