I'm trying to match records between two databases by finding the common email address. Both tables have the email address field set as text. I am a novice with scripting, and want to be able to update one table by the updated record in the other. But for some reason, I cannot get the records to match. I believe that the problem lies with the "@" character in the email address, since when I try to find a record by typing in (or pasting in) the complete email address, I can never find the record. If I type in everything to the left (or everything to the right) of the "@" character, I find the record. Is there a straightforward way to enable the complete email address (including the "@" character) to be treated as absolute text, ignoring the use of the "@" character as a search function? I'm frustrated that what would **seem** to be a simple way of matching records has absolutely stumped me. The only option that I have is to use the email address field, as many of my customers sign up without a first name, last name, address, etc. If I can't use the email address as the common relationship, what other options might there be? A customer ID number perhaps? I have 872 records at present and will hopefully be adding dozens more per week. I want to be able to update the customer records via scripting, but I can't get the two records to match by using the email address? Is there something special that I have to do with the fields to accomplish this? Please help!!