In the early days of the site we tried to spend time answering users questions and posting the articles. Lately we've gotten in the habit of writing original articles and moving all the reader questions into the forums. We're going to make an effort to answer more reader questions. Most of the answers won't be as long as a full article. In fact many of them will be pretty short. They should provide some interesting reading though. Merkin is first up with Using Len() in a Select Statement.