Ok, my prob comes in when I get to this point in my code. I have 10 spots to add Names (taken from another table), this code is for the 3rd spot (hence the rs3). I am trying to get it to where inside the table, it only creates a new cell with info in it if the recordset has info there. (like checking if null value). But the prob is that everytime I do a check to see if the value is null, it gives me an Exception Occurred error. Basically it's telling me that the value is not null, it just doesn't exist. The database is set with the fields in the table having no default value, and the field is taking the info from another table using a Lookup field / combo box (Access 2k). The first line of the following code is where the Exception Occurred error comes from:<BR><BR><BR>if rs3("ProfileName") = "" Then <BR> Response.Write("<tr><td>This code works</td><td>id3</td></tr>")<BR> Else Response.Write("<tr><td>This code doesn't work</td><td>id3- try again</td></tr>")<BR>end if<BR><BR>any help would totally be appreciated.<BR>Thanks in advance.