So, what's the deal? I'm using an .adp (please don't ask why or suggest i use an .mdb - this is a sore subject and i might snap) and i can't save a schema when exporting a table as fixed width .txt - furthermore, using the transfertext method without specifying a schema yeilds less than desirable results: seemingly picking and choosing which fields to export with no rhyme or reason. does anybody know more about this? does EVERYBODY know more about this? am i the only one? please help. thanks. - krep p.s. i suppose i could just stream the data into a .txt and force the column widths, but that's a cheesy cludge - THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!!!!