Ok, I have an HTML table in an ASP loop. When the fields from the database are empty the table doesn't even show a border around the field leaving big white patches in the middle of my table. Nathan- thanks for this suggestion:<BR>If Format(objRS("FieldName")) = "" then<BR> response.write(" ")<BR> Else<BR> response.write(objRS("FieldName"))<BR> End If<BR>I tried that, but when I do it, it prints the borders, but it doesn't get the fields that actually ARE populated... I have the code inside the loop and everything, so it should read each record as it comes along... I'm really lost here, if anyone could help- thanks!