Possible Bug in Informix JDBC Driver

Zachi <zklopman@gmail.com>
24 Apr 2007 16:11:49 -0700

I'm using IBM's Informix JDBC driver 3.0JC3 (type 4 driver). I'm
seeing this weird behavior: If I'm setting a money (numeric/decimal)
field to NULL in a batch, it sometimes sets the field to the last non-
null value in the batch - or in a previous batch (that is, even with
batches of one insert I get non-null values when I'm supposed to get a
NULL). I am reading the nullls correctly from another ResultSet. If I
execute the command immediately, I do not see this effect. Here are
snippets of code to make this clearer:

ResultSet rs;
PreparedStatement p = ...("insert into ....values ?");

while (rs.hasNext()) {
   p.setBigDecimal(i, rs.getBigDecimal(i));

this will occasionally set wrong values for null. when I change this
to explicit setting of null:

BigDecimal b = rs.getBigDecimal(i);
if (rs.wasNull()) {
    p.setNull(i, java.sql.Types.NUMERIC);
} else {
    p.setBigDecimal(i, b);

it still get wrong results. If, however, I use p.execute() instead of
the batch it works fine.
any ideas?

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