Ron, I don't believe this is an elf (Electronic Line Feed <shrugs shoulders>), but I've noticed this across several columns. Mind you there are a lot of other columns to these rows. Although it is highly unlikely that I'm exceeding the 8k max row size limit, I can only muster 2 links from each cell varChar(4096) now for S&G. So as a inefficient work around, I've added successive columns to accommodate my 2 links per cell (i.e. ProdPDFURL1,2,3, etc.). I just don't know anymore... Rob.Smith Hi Rob, One way would be to dump the db entry, save it as a text file, and then view it in an editor that supports hex mode. (I use UltraEdit-32 but I'm pretty sure a lot of editors will let you do that.) Another way would be to write a routine to go through that field, character-by-character, print the ascii code and look for "odd" or 'out-of-range' entries. The simplest way is to delete the db entry and retype it by hand ... as opposed to copying it from Word or something. This way won't tell you if you had an elf ... but it may make the problem go away. (Which is kind of an indirect proof I guess.) HTH, RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Rob Smith [mailto:rob.smith at THERMON.com] >Can you check the db entry in hex? umm... how do you do that? -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !