Using Access2000 I have a database of 16,000 names and addresses. I want to be able to pull off two groups of names - both groups need to have 2000 names each. I want to mail these cells with different mailing packs and test which pack worked best. So both cells need to be exactly the same size and both a random sample of the whole file. In a previous bespoke database I was able to use a "1 in N" function - i.e. to get 2000 names from 16,000 names - the system automatically selected 1 in every 8 names - therefore giving me a random sample of 2000 names. But I can't seem to find a funtion in access? If anyone can help I would be most grateful.