Ya'll gonna think I'm nuts because I'm trying this without the use of a true database. I need to read data from one file (.txt or .dat) parse the data by field name and append to another file (.xls preferably, but .txt will do). Resources: One local machine, no ASP, no PHP, no SQL --and no internet connection. :happy: Why? Basically to see if I can do it and how (which I'm unable to so far).