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Monday May 17, 2004
02:04 PM

More on insert triggers

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For reasons that I cannot determine, the insert triggers no longer work. Oh, they compile fine, they LOOK like they should work but they just....don't. I get errors along the lines of, "attempting to insert a null value...", even though that's what the triggers are supposed to handle.

If I have to manually call sequence.nextval and insert it on my own, there's not much point to having the triggers. Besides, it'll improve performance.

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  • I may be asking the obvious, but have you dropped and then recompiled ? On some heavily used/replicated/just plain weird databases, I've found that Oracle will assure you that the triggers/stored procedures/packages have compiled correctly when they haven't. I am sure there is a scientific reason for all this, but my cargo-cult means of dealing with it is embedding a couple of unmissable logging statements (in an autonomous transaction) and if that doesn't register on the log, just drop/recompile. In genera

    • I may be asking the obvious, but have you dropped and then recompiled?

      Yep, tried that first, but it still didn't seem to work, so I gave up. I just don't have time to futz with it. I think it's been a good work experience, though - avoid insert triggers. :)