snowguy13, Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into these although I don't think the InputStream is what I'm looking for either. Copeg, I would have included some code with it, however, this project is in the conceptual stage right now so there is no code written as of yet (other than a generic framework that has the text fields and the input button). I have a decent understanding of Java and I guess I should have been a little more clear when I posted my request. Instead of saying most efficient or best way, I should have just asked for some general ideas on ways to do it. The guys wanting this done really don't care, they just want it to take input from the JText fields and store them in the 2D array, then be able to recall that information at a later date. Thanks for the suggested reading.