Members, I have a drama & am in need of assistance. Some 18months ago I adapted my CRM program & turned it into a quoting system for my boss. Despite the fact that I did not really complete the project in my eyes, my boss has been using it exclusively since & I mean 8 hrs/day everyday, so I guess its been successful. I am surprised (relieved) that he's had no major crash since I told him that he cannot run split FE/BE via wifi!!. Anyway, now he is criticizing my carefully normalised database & saying that it contained too many tables & should be consolidated into fewer, but larger tables! He wishes to extract data into Project BI & sees lots of tables as a problem. This is totally stupid to me and fly's against all relational database logic. He is very pig headed about this as he "knows" better than me. I'm going to also get pig headed & refuse his request because it's dumb. He is not a reader nor studier otherwise he could simply Google this matter to find "Best Practice" design techniques. I'm keen to hear from any forum member who's experienced similar (or is it just me) & also how they handled this.