I'm looking at them right now. Thank you very much. This seems to be far more simple than another example i was trying to learn. I will work to adapt this to my database, and i'll get back to you if i need more help....which i probably will.
In the Data Connection wizard on the last panel there is a checkbox for delayed open. make sure it is chcked. This will cause the database connection to be delayed until you issue an open() statement. If you do not the data connection is established when the form loads and as such the 1st record is returned and bound to your form.
could you send me the data view sample files as well?