AFAIK you can't do that. You will need a program that strips the data off the xml file - such as a parser. Unless Microsoft invests in XML-DDE that has a built in parser I think that would be a very ambitious feature ------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform.
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