>Hi,
>
>I need to test for a case where 5 variables are all empty.
>
>Not quite sure how to do this.
>Can I use multiple "and" statements?
>eg
>if e = "" and b = "" and c = "" ect...
>   then ...
>
>Appreciate the help.
>
>Dave

The general idea is correct, but

* you did an assignment not an equality check: use '=='
* don't use 'and' in a logic statement, use '&&', they are not the same 
thing