hi all, brief description of my project requirements. 1.i want to generate a pdf file using FOP, for this i have downloaded the FOP from apache org. 2.i want to use the xsql utility of oracle and retrieve the data from database and generate an xml file containing the data. 3.now i want to apply an xsl file and run a java programme on the xml and xsl file to create the pdf file. i came across many problems in loading the xsql utility into the oracle database (oracle 8i 1.8.6). i could not load the xmlparser and xmlqueryclass into the database (both these files are downloaded from oracle. i even have the problems with the class path problems in loading the classes from xt.jar, xalan.jar and fop.jar due which some java programmes are not compiling. pls provided me a way of solving these situations. thanx in advance saiprasad.