I need to create a SQL string that has two leading spaces in it. It should look like this ...."where STNO >= ' 6600' " ...<BR>where the 6600 part is actually from a variable. I'm coding this into a .NET webservice. Depending on the length of the user input, I have to pad the variable with one or two leading spaces, so that all data entered is six digits in length. However, when I test this through IE, it always resolves the two leading spaces into one spaces and messes up the query. Is there any way around this on the .NET side of things?