Well now we have exhausted that topic (and Tony will implement it this afternoon ),

Looks like he wont be able to. I was going to do it by adding fields to the database for easy lookup, but just realised that the different devices supported by medianet have the letters mapped to different keys....

I though i could store, say, upto 10 chars as numbers so shania twain would be 7424289246. But this would only work with rio (and identically mapped remotes). And i can't see anyway of doing it on the fly in an oledb sql statement (which would have been better)

Anybody have any thoughts please?