Ok, hope someone has an idea out there. I have eight fixed width text files that I am importing into SQL 2000 tables in stored procedures called from a vb.net program. Problem is one of the files stands a good chance of being 0 k. As of I now i call one stored proc that then calls one proc for each file. If i try to run it anyhting after the zero byte file fails to import. If i remark it out everything else imports. I check for file.exists on the vb.net and the file passes the test. Any way to handle the 0 byte on the proc side