+ 0 Votes Couple of thoughts... robo_dev January 2, 2013 at 1:30am PST For debugging purposes, I would sprinkle in some echo statements so you can see if the data is being extracted or not and what your variables are (or are not) getting set to. From a variable standpoint NAME NN and NAME TT are the same thing, no? Would the batch file evaluate both of those as 'name'? I could be wrong but, I would be careful about having spaces in variable names in DOS Can you do multiple variable evaluations on one pass, or do you need to loop through the file for each evaluation (I don't know batch that well!) Do you have to declare and/or reset variables BT and ORD? + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer jutpro January 3, 2013 at 12:08am PST Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, I did try debugging by using echo statements but still did not receive any results. This tells me I am doing something wrong. NAME NN and NAME TT are not variable names they are records in the file. The file has are 3 NAME records. I too am not good with batch. Some times I do ok and other times I have to ask for help.