Try to compact the database, and see if it gets smaller!
probably, you write & delete information several times, and database
gets fragmented.
I hope this helps you.

Carlos Paiva


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> hi,
> I am tring to do a simple database using the visual basic's visual data

manager.
> For texts I use fields of type "string" and for pictures(bitmaps) I use a
> field of type "binary". After testing the program I noticed that the

database
> file was disproportionate large(about 12Mb) compared with the actual size
> of data that I enterd(just some text and about 30 bitmaps - average size
> 60kb). Is this normal? Are there better solutions that will use more

efficiently
> the HD space?