Rod....the only time reload is used is in Sub Handy.....where the listbox is created. I know the info has been put into dim Etit$ because I used a notice statement to track it. Well...this is something that will only occur once or twice a year per user. I'll just have the program End and when it's restarted everything will work right. ..... How would I get a bunch of zeros in front of the name ? At this time there is only a "Z" in the database and it's been put in the ENTRY.dat file. Why would it show up when I click on the top blank space in the listbox? After the program is restarted, then everything shows up.