I have a value that is assigned to a variable called intAlternateID. The value that is assigned is the value that was submitted from the form on the same page. However, in the beginning of the page, I have a test condition that asks if the variable is null or not so as to inform the page to process an update statement or not. <BR><BR>When I use:<BR><BR>If Not IsNull(intAlternateID) Then ...<BR><BR>...<BR>End If<BR><BR>The statement executes, even though the form was never submitted! Instead, it is assigning the variable a hard space as a value.<BR><BR>Why?