Strange DB Trigger behavior

From: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) <"Mercadante,>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:54:06 -0400
Message-ID: <ABB9D76E187C5146AB5683F5A07336FF023CA987_at_EXCNYSM0A1AJ.nysemail.nyenet>


I am running a database on Aix.  

I have standard db triggers on tables that are not acting as I expect. Please give me a sanity check:  

create or replace trigger tran_data_biu

before insert or update

on tran_Data

for each row  


if updating then

   if :new.modify_date is null then

      :new.modify_date := sysdate;

   end if;

end if;


I would expect that when a row is being updated and a modify_date was not provided in the update statement, that the above trigger would fill the column in with sysdate. But this is not happening. The only time the above happens is when the column is null the first time. After a date exists, the "new" value is populated with the "old" value.  

Does this make sense to you? My memory might be slipping, but that is what I would expect.



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