I have my database in MySQL, and when I'm ready to use it in tradestation, i export it out as an ASCII file so TS can read it. I use the following command: select date, open, high, low, close, volume into outfile 'c:/pf/data/cef.database/nox' fields terminated by ',' lines terminated by '\n' from nox order by id desc; Visually, the ASCIi file (nox) appears fine. It opens fine in Excel. HOWEVER, Tradestation (2000i) REFUSES to open it - it sees the \n terminator as a high ascii character and reads it as garbage, such that the result is when I try to open the file in TS: date, open, high , low, close, (high ascii garbage character), date, open, high, etc.... So instead of seeing it as a new line and working, it sees it as a garbage character and that it's all just 1 string and refuses to open it. FOr anybody familiar w/ using SQL and TS, can you think of any other ways to expor tmy tables to ASCII text file that can be read by TS?