Les, that's a good idea on the 8.3 format but unfortunatly it wouldn't work too well for our specific user configuration. The user id's are in the format of SURNAME.F where F is the first letter of the forename. For example BLOGGS.J or BRAGG.J.

Therefore, where you get users with an 8 character surename, it also has a .X after which equates to 10 characters and therfore too long for GoldMine!

I hate GoldMine with a passion!!!!

I'll have a go with the ini file or do you still think it won't work too well?