It seems that my text file was a UNICODE text file!!!! I have no idea how that happened as this was exported from Excel.
So, anyway, now I know to check the file format before I spend over 100 hours trying to figure out why I could not INSERT to a database. Thanks to all who offered help, thoughts and comments. Walter -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php