Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to problem when posting to a forum
It happens on my side whenever I post anything to a forum. The proc forums::message::new has a 'posting_date ""' parameter which passes an empty string to Oracle. I'm not an Oracle guru but I presume it sees that it has a parameter, albeit empty, thus not assigning the default sysdate to it. Then when the insert happens, it fails because posting_date is not nullable. That's why I came up with the above temporary fix. I'm using Oracle 8.1.7 and the 2.6 oracle driver from the old arsdigita aolserver distribution if in case it's an Oracle issue. And I get this on two different servers connecting to two different Oracle dbs.