ramones What I want to do is this. Say I enter 1 and 1 for the x and y and set the number of records to 3. I want to first start by filling in positions by the x mark so x1y1,x1y2,x1y3 then when y reaches the record amount set x to the next item and reset y. So x2y1,x2y2,x2y3 The do it again one last time with the x variable set to 3. Then when x and y are both filled completely(9 records) I want it to stop.