I have tried a couple of things with no success.
In SQL I added the default value as N' '. But the field is set to accept Nulls.
That does not work, so the did N'.' and that does not work.
The error I get on the update page if the field does not contain anything is:
Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a005e'
Invalid use of Null: 'CStr'
/cmi/property-update.asp, line 173
On the insert page, the field is NOT required and it is NOT required in the database because an entry might be added and the additional information field might not be available at the time that uses the IRite editor.
Does that make sense?