I have a .Net web service written in C# that connects to an Oracle 9i db using ORAConn and invokes a stored procedure. The problem i'm seeing is that when a request is made to the web service sometimes the db gets updated, other times it does not. In each instance the exact same XML/SOAP request is made to the web service and the same status is returned. No Oracle errors are passed back and nothing has changed in the code between a successful request and a failure. Is there a known issue with instantiating an Oracle connection? Any help would be great.