sorry, didnt realise all instances had to be replaced. done that and got the function working. great help - thanks.
the subsequent issue is all "update" pages since the same problem occurs, Data Assist rewrites the date to US format. would i follow the same principle i.e. recreate page using DW update behaviour, add Dig File Pro behaviour then change specific instances of code to something WA-relevant.
is there an equivalent instance to "WA_DFP_UploadObj.Form" to look out for in the update page that will need all instances changing...>?
Finally, someone (Ray Bourdoin?) did post that Validation Toolkit could solve the date format issue (which would be great cos then I dont have to pretty-well abandon DataAssist, or re-write half the pages it creates). D oyou know at all whether this might be possible (using ASP VB/Access). I can see how the validation might flag up the format being wrong, but is there really any way it could put it right....?
thanks again for any more help.