Well, I'm an ASP dude, but I'm sure Cold Fusion must have a similar means of doing this.. still, I'll not to be language-specific. First, access your file system object and call its CreateFile method (Make sure you've set write-permissions for the folder you'll be writing the file to). Then use the write or writeln method to pass the user-input to it. You already know the name and path of the file you created, so then store that in a database entry along with the other user-data. That's it.. it's pretty simple once you know how. But then, isn't everything? -----Original Message----- From: Kevin [mailto:krr at ix.netcom.com] I have been wondering what it would take to setup a textarea field in such a manner so that I can set the output to a text file for later retrieval.