I am trying to pass a string variable in my url and want to grab and manipulate the value of this parameter. For eg the url is : page2.asp?type="a"<BR><BR>On page 2, I get an error if I do : <BR>if request.querystring("type") = a then do something<BR><BR>If I pass an integer instead it works. Why does it not work if it is a character and not an integer..?? Any pointers - anyone..?? <BR><BR>Thanks.. !