Casey Crookston wrote: > Hey there, I'm seeing something really odd in a pretty simple select > I'm doing out of a comma delimited text file: > > Here is what I saw for the first column's name: > > ï»¿Advertiser > > I have NO idea where the ï»¿ is coming from! It most certainly is not > in the text file!!! > > Any ideas? Looks like an encoding mix-up to me. I sometimes get the same thing when opening text files created in a UNIX-environment in Windows Notepad. Always at the beginning of the file. That code looks like .NET to me, so it's most likely running on a Windows machine. Were the text files created on a Mac or *nix machine by any chance? If so, see if it helps to save it in Windows or MS-DOS encoding. HTH, Rick.