If isempty - inserting &nbsp into a database

You would this this would be a no-brainer, but I'm having difficulty...

If the user leaves a field blank, I want to insert "&nbsp" into the database. No big deal. Problem is, I must have it scripted incorrectly because what I have returns absolutely nothing.

Take a look:

if NOT isempty (Request.Form("BusName")) then
x = Replace(Request.Form("BusName"),"'","''")
else
x = "Hello"
end if

response.write x

When Request.Form("BusName") is empty, while there's no error on the page, "x" doesn't register at all. I get a blank page as opposed to "Hello".

What am I missing?
brucegustPHP DeveloperAsked:
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scanadminConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Len is a predefined function in VB asn VBScript.

It takes one string argument and returns a number telling you how long it is.

e.g Len("hello") would return 5 as would s = "hello", len(s)

In the ASP Example above, we use Trim() to get rid of whitespace then len to see if there are more than 0 characters.

Hope this helps
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david_barkerCommented:
Try this :
if Request.Form("BusName")="" then
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david_barkerCommented:
Sorry, I meant :
if Request.Form("BusName")<>"" then
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scanadminCommented:
david_barker is correcet, however, i would use
If Len(Trim(Request.Form("BusName"))) > 0 Then....

incase users insert spaces into 'blank' fields e.t.c
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brucegustPHP DeveloperAuthor Commented:
scanadmin...

You've got my vote, friend. Thank you both for taking the time to help me out. David, your suggestion worked, but scanadmin is anticipating some user error and I'm thinking that's wise.

scanadmin, could you please explain to me "Len". I've never seen that before and I would be interested in knowing what it's doing from a code perspective.

Thanks!
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