Hello John, Sorry I have been rather slow getting back to you. Discovered with this Ellingham file there are all different lengths of "trees" and quite a few "single" entries and I have had lots of problems trying to get into Access.Strangely enough a few days ago a chap who is offering suggestions said to try Excel so I will try that and see what happens.
If you would like to get in touch with Andy Ellingham (you may have already done so) his email address is . Andy lives in South Darenth, Dartford, Kent.
Will have another look over the next few days and see what I can work out. Regards Ann Morse