Thanks for the quick reply but I have noticed what appears to be a small error or oversite.
I am not sure about the nested loops issue as interakts version worked great with next to no intergration issues however I have had a look at the recordsets the extension makes and yes you are correct I can have a play with the recordset and can change it to fit my purpose but there is an error, example :
this is a copy of a simple rc made by the extension
$query_menuwriter_productcats = "SELECT ID, TITLE_NAME, VISABLE FROM product_cats WHERE VISABLE=Yes ORDER BY TITLE_NAME ASC";
$menuwriter_productcats = mysql_query($query_menuwriter_productcats, $toolkit) or die(mysql_error());
$row_menuwriter_productcats = mysql_fetch_assoc($menuwriter_productcats);
$totalRows_menuwriter_productcats = mysql_num_rows($menuwriter_productcats);
Where the first search condintion [Yes] is not enclosed by ' ' giving an mysql error on the page, each time I have to go back into the page and edit it by hand. This only appear when I use the "entered value" option in the filter.