Hi, Is it possible to run an SQL SELECT statement and apply a regular expression to a field that will manipulate the data returned at the time of running the SELECT? I appreciate that I may be phrasing my question incorrectly but what I want to achieve is to pull a list of product names from the database and use RegEx to strip a specific HTML tag from each record. I know that I could strip the tags out at the time of looping through the recordset and writing the product names to screen but this is not feasible in this case [I need to tweak a pre-built shopping cart but don't want to go through thousands of lines of code if it can be done on the SLECT statement]. I've asked Google but am not finding anything that tells me if this is even possible, never mind examples of how it might be done. Thanks, Chris. Ps. The bad news is it's Access not MS SQL or MySQL.