Richard, one quick question: are you doing this for performance reasons?
That is, are you caching data in order to avoid doing reads on the file?

If not, I'd be interested to know why you are doing this, since it can cause
maintenance headaches down the road - you must change the program if the
number of entries ever exceeds the size of your array.

If you *are* doing this for performance, will there be a significant number
of times when you get a "miss" rather than a "hit"?  If the answer is yes,
you might want to "backload" the arrays; this can substantially reduce your
processing time.  Let me know and I'll go into this a little further.

Joe

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Reeve
>
> Thanks to all who responded.  This list is certainly a
> life saver.
>
> Happy Holidays to all.
>
> Rich



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