Is this article for real? You must be very new to ADO programming to just be hitting this.
That would be an incorrect assumption but thanks for the feedback anyway. The thing is, I probably never would have run across this if it wasn't for the cut and paste programming I happend to be doing at the time. Typically I would have written the sql statement by hand in which case I would have aliased the fields accordingly. Yes GRN - you are correct
use a alias i suppose !!
Although there are several solutions to this problem the best is to alias the rating as "Article Rating" and "Book Rating", thus no ambiguity. The purpose of this Tip was not to uncover some deep dark secret of ADO but rather to give other programmers something to think about when creating sql statements that return record sets in ADO.