Hi peeps.<BR><BR>I've got two forms with one difference between the two of them. They both go to the same script, which updates a database.<BR><BR>In the process, a duration has to be worked out. This is done by getting a field called "duration" from the forms and deducting it from a date.<BR><BR>The dates is the problem.<BR><BR>Depending on what form sends the data, the date is either today, ie. Date(). Or, the date comes from a field on the form.<BR><BR>Can I request an none existant field and if the value is "" use Date()?<BR><BR>Or is there another way to do this?