I think I have been misunderstood in the relevance of my question. Let me try and explain further. When I asked the question &#039;What is the difference between a Record and a Table&#039; I was talking about the difference between the Composite Datatypes Records and Tables and not the physical records and tables stored in the database.<BR>The composite Datatypes &#039;Records&#039; and &#039;Tables&#039; by which I refer relate to &#039;User-defined Types&#039;. They provide a way to deal with seperate but related variables as a unit. If you could explain how they vary from one another and in what situation you would use one or the other then I would be grateful.<BR><BR>Hope this clarifies my question, thank you.