The built in function in .Net is.....IsNothing() ...if you are working directly with a database field you can use IsDBNULL . Regards. >>> "Casey Crookston" <caseyc at internetopus.com> 8/11/2005 11:33:13 AM >>> What happened to isNull in .Net? how do I check to see if sdrDocs("Address2") in my dataReader has a value or not? TIA -- * * 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 !