You cannot scope query... There are no exceptions to that rule that I know of. If a query is scoped, as far as I know, the page will fail. Raymond, do you know of an exception? -joshua You wrote: 2) If your using Application variables, as evolt is to store a query, be sure you CFLOCK every access to the variable. In this case, even the CFQUERY tags should be wrapped in a CFLOCK since you will be writing to the variable.