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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Does mod plsql add extra space to the data submitted from HTML form.
  I noticed today that even when i do not change any data and hit submit I always get the "Data
Changed" message.
  After I added TRIM and NVL (for nulls), it stoppped.
  Is this how you would compare data inputed via form against record in database.
  I know if a column already has "abc123" and another is NULL, this will not yield correct result.
  open c_org(l_orgcode);
   fetch c_org into l_rec;
   if  TRIM(NVL(p_name,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(l_rec.name,'abc123')) and
       TRIM(NVL(p_addr1,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(l_rec.addr1,'abc123'))  and
       TRIM(NVL(p_addr2,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(l_rec.addr2,'abc123')) and
       TRIM(NVL(p_city,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(l_rec.city,'abc123')) and
       TRIM(NVL(p_state,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(l_rec.state,'abc123')) and
       TRIM(NVL(p_zip,'abc123')) = TRIM(NVL(p_zip,'abc123'))  
      htp.p('No change in data');
      htp.p('Data changed);
    end if;

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