If I created a query am I considered the "owner"?? If I use *exclude, does this keep everyone except me from accessing/changing/deleting the query? Explaining why I ask these questions, might help. We use an AS400 software that is hosted by a software company. They have the server, not us. We are changing software companies to another company. I want to make sure they can not limit my access to queries I have built, which I have heard they have done to others to force them to pay high conversion fees. It might be important to note that I do not have security officer authority (so no command line prompts) and they do.