Larry thanks for your efforts. I had no idea I was required to have the -DSQLITE_API=__declspec(dllimport) -LD sqliteFcts.c directive. What does it mean? In any case I added it to the directives and got a string of error messages from the compiler of the form [bcc32c Error] sqlite3.h(345): expected unqualified-id When I double clicked the error messages in turn it highlighted different lines in sqlite3.h e.g. SQLITE_API SQLITE_EXTERN const char sqlite3_version; SQLITE_API const char *sqlite3_libversion(void); SQLITE_API const char *sqlite3_sourceid(void); SQLITE_API int sqlite3_libversion_number(void); etc. etc.