Have a client who is busy converting a largish Objectpal app on Paradox to Oracle 8.1.7 on Windows 2000 (Yup, I know all of this is yuck!). We are using the direct oracle driver in the BDE (5.01) and having serious performance problems and sessions hanging when they have been idle for a while. Has anyone had any experience with this. I know Delphi via the BDE into Oracle is not a problem but the Paradox Objectpal does not seem so hot.