Thanks Anthony, but I assure you i've been to google before posting this, and have ready all of these articles. All of these seem to deal with XML files. I don't have a file. I have an XML POST variable that i am receiving from a 3rd party. Almost all of these deal with flat files. I don't have a flat file so i can't map path it anywhere... > http://www.example-code.com/asp/xmlIterate.asp > set xml0 = Server.CreateObject("AspXml.AspXml") doesn't work on my server, and i've never seen this object before. probably custom? or just a bad example? > http://www.xmlfiles.com/articles/michael/editingxml/default.asp > Uses server.MapPath with a real file, not a post.... > http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/48410.html > 404 on the visit website link > http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/101600-1.shtml > xmldoc.save (Server.Mappath("savedI2.xml")) more map paths to hard files.... > http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/060601-1.shtml > I'm not dealing with any record sets I appreciate your efforts, but none of that helps me.