1. How is a character extracted from a container (akin to strdata$[x])? 2. In a case where a container is filled with a series of fdata$$ += x statements, is it possible to know the location of the next (or current) location in the container (from the container structure rather than by keeping track of the concatenations themselves)? -- Ted Spencer -- Insanity is a rational person's response to an irrational world.