I am having a problem with a db i did not create. My situation is this: I have a combobox afterupdate method to find a selected record. What i want is to mark a checkbox if found and leave blank if not found. I used the .value=-1 after me.bookmark = me.recordsetclone.bookmark and it works for a matching record. However, if a match does not exist and i tab out of the field to search via another combobox i get a runtime error as it tries to update the field of a blank record for which i have not created. How can i get around this?