You can still get the record number, but that record is being mark as deleted. One thing you can do is (what I have done) you do NOT shift the record number. I keep the original display, but I do not allow the deleted record to be displayed. In addition, I hide the record number column, so that the user feel observationally equivalent between the 2 displays. Since I think the user dont care whether they know the record number, as they need to highlight the record to have a booking, and thus, I simply hide it, rather than displaying it out, and *reconstruct* the numbering. Nick.