I believe that listener James wanted a means to put Finder file information into a form he could use from, say, Excel. What I am about to say may not be popular, but this looks like a job for Applescript. You can write your own script using the Script Editor application in Applications/Applescript. Here's roughly how:
The Finder info for each file in a folder or folder tree is accessible within a "tell block", e.g.
repeat with theFile in aFileList
tell application "Finder"
set theFileName to name of theFile
set theCreationDate to creation date of theFile
-- put instructions to move the data where you want it here. See examples below.
Then the info can be sent to Excel or any Applescript-aware application (which show up in the list you see when you access File/Open Dictionary...). I don't have Excel (I use AppleWorks or OpenOffice now but I've used it much in the past), so I can't give a concrete example here, but here are two options: (1) send the data items directly to cells in the spreadsheet, or (2) write the data items to a tab- or comma-delimited text file which Excel can import. The first alternative would use a tell block similar to the above:
tell application "Excel"
set cell 1 of row 1 of document 1 to theFileName
set cell 2 of row 1 of document 1 to theCreationDate
The second text file alternative would use the File Read/Write commands found in the dictionary of the Standard Additions (again from File/Open Dictionary). No tell block is needed. It would roughly look like:
set theFileRef to open for access file myFileName
write theFileName & tab to theFileRef
write theCreationDate & tab to theFileRef
write theLastItem & return to theFileRef
While it's true that scripting, like any programming language, can be a little intimidating at first, I think it is well worth the effort. Then your Mac will do exactly what you want it to do.