Thanks Jason - that sounds more efficient.
So there would be 2 separate recordsets:
1. main table data: rsGenres as in the tut
2. options table data: rsGenreName with the 2 JOINs
Now so much easier to understand and use for my project that will be using an options table for images, so that each record in the main table will contain several images referenced by their filename and selected from the images gallery using checkboxes.
May need your help with this later on.