hi <BR><BR>i have to write a tool where you: <BR>a) specify a delimiter and separator for your txt file <BR>b) upload the file to the webserver <BR>c) validate the first line based on given delimiter/separator <BR>d) determine the fieldnames <BR>e) check those with the fieldnames in the database <BR>f) upload the data in the textfile to the database <BR><BR>i&#039;ve gotten past the file upload part (which is pretty basic in .net, thank you microsoft). i was just wondering if anyone had tried any of the following steps before i start writing hundreds of lines of code... <BR><BR>thanks <BR>nicolas