Ok I have a news thiing on one of my websites. And it uses shared objects to tell if the user has been to the site before if not it adds a date the date the news was updated to the persons computer and plays a animation. Then if you refresh it will not play it again untill the date changes in flash file. But I Have the text being pulled from a text file and I would like to have the date pulled from there also so that way All I have to do is update the text file or have someone else do so that way they don't have to have flash. The question I have is how to send a variable to flash from the text file. I am useing loadVariblesNum("some.txt",0); the way I have it set up now is newDate = "8/16/04"; I would like something like newDate = date; but it seems not to work. Maybe I am doing something wrong So any help would be great.