this might actually be a business owner decision, but occasionally they need guidance. eCommerce programs commonly include some functionality to set transaction status - such as pending, processed, etc Q: How do you typically set the status? Q: Should the business owner then update to closed or whatever after the product is processed? Q: This might lead to debate, but at point should the CC actually get charged? -- Bob Meetin www.dottedi.biz 303-926-0167 On www.Twitter.com/bobmeetin, Facebook, www.linkedin.com/in/bobmeetin, or catch my blog at www.dottedi.biz/blog.php Standards - you gotta love em - with so many to choose from!