I have an Access database with 1 table. Most Items within the table are text with the exception of 2 items that are Integers. The form, of course, has fields contained with the database. 2 of the fields that are Integer types within the database are defined in HTML like all other fields (Input type=text...). Here is my problem: if the fields that are of the type integer have not been filled in upon submitting the form, I get "type mismatch" error. If the fields have info everything is fine. Also, I do not require the fields to be filled. I also understand the the Val function in VBScript does not work correctly.