jegoadby285710: does the value get erased every time or just when you don't upload a file?
It only gets deleted when i dont upload a new file. Problem is I'm sure i'v set up the defalt file name field correctly i.e. bound it to ha hidden field with a value of the original file name from the data base i know this to be correct as iv tested the record to see if its retrieving the name.
Iv attached the php page
Any help is very welcome