in reply to DBI and Oracle 8i
Next time you should post some code so that we can see what you are actually doing. But I know I had a lot of trouble with Oracle and the use of quotation marks for different types of data when trying to do updates or inserts. Numbers couldn't have quotations marks (even if it was a variable) but strings had to have them. It was messy at best.
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