I'm new to this an I'm having a bit of trouble. I need to add the values sent from a forms page. I have drop downs that have numeric values. When I get to the scoring page I want to diplay the total score so I coded this:<BR><BR><%<BR>q1 = request.form("q1")<BR>q2 = request.form("q2")<BR>q3 = request.form("q3")<BR>q4 = request.form("q4")<BR>q5 = request.form("q5")<BR><BR>points = q1 + q2 + q3 + q4 + q5<BR>Response.write points<BR>%><BR><BR>The response.write gives me 01212 which is the value of each variable. avvording to the docs under add this should total the points and give me 6. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.