Hello friends, I am working on my project which makes use of VB as the front end and Oracle as its back-end. My oracle database consists of 2 coloumns named topic and des. This topic must appear in a listbox and when we click a topic the description should appear in a textbox in the form named txtcontent. (The connection and recordset have been declared in a module) The codings are as given below: Dim item As String Private Sub Command1_Click() Unload Me End Sub Private Sub Form_Load() con.Open "Provider=MSDAORA;user id=scott;password=tiger;" rs2.Open "elearn", con, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic Set lstcom.DataSource = rs2 lstcom.DataField = "topic" Dim n As Integer n = rs2.RecordCount Do While Not (rs2.EOF) lstcom.AddItem rs2.Fields("topic").Value rs2.MoveNext Loop lstcom.ToolTipText = "Click the topic to view the related information" End Sub Private Sub imgexit_Click() frmintro.Show Unload Me End Sub Private Sub imggal_Click() frmgal.Show Unload Me End Sub Private Sub imgnb_Click() frmnb.Show End Sub Private Sub imgnet_Click() frminet.Show Unload Me End Sub Private Sub lstcom_GotFocus() item = lstcom.Text Dim rs3 As New ADODB.Recordset rs3.CursorType = adOpenDynamic rs3.LockType = adLockOptimistic rs3.Open "Select des from elearn where topic=item", con, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic Set txtcontent.DataSource = rs3 txtcontent.DataField = des End Sub But when I run this app., I get a error saying that coloumn does not exist and highlights this part of the code: rs3.Open "Select des from elearn where topic=item", con, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic So Please help me as soon as possible. It is very urgent!!!