Eureka! we have it....congratulations to all who have helped out in the last couple of days. Can I give a special mention to Ineuw who took the trouble to contact me directly and has ensured I have a much improved database that is working absolutely perfectly (touch wood) I could not wish for better help and advice than I have received on this forum and I would like to take this oportunity to thank you all. Ineuw I cannot thank you enough. If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to ask it. Kind Regards, Ronald A. Dixon