I have an add form inwhich the user selects a project number from a drop down list. Before the DB update takes place a routine is performed adding line number information creating the field Budget number. After the form information is added to the database the user can go back and edit the record.The same form is used for editing except now the drop down list is a text box. When they edit the Budget number The end result is the line number only. I have lost the front end of the field which is the project number from the select drop down list in the add. What can I do to rectify this problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!