User Dennis Kappenman (Volt) ( posted:

I say you're getting yourself twisted in things that are unimportant.

First, when you Open "xxx" for Input, is there any need to use the
If it is a single string per data file line, just use
Line Input #xx, MyString$ (or even, Input #x, MyString$)
The script you show indicated no need for the GetField breakout.

"We do thing, but we do not know why we do them." (who sed dat?)