We have a PB application that uses Imagemagick to join one or more tif files into one tif file. We use Ole to connect to imagemagick. Sometimes this process of joining one or more tiff files takes a long long time. Our database or the firewall is setup too close a DB connection after 2 minutes of inactivity. I have no control over this. Will a timer event set to execute before the 2 minutes execute even when Imagemagick is doing its thing of joining files? I want to execute a small query in the timer event before the 2 minutes so I don't lose my connection.